The emotional life of humans is messy, messy stuff. It’s not logical, it’s often unexpected, and it can throw a wrench into the most carefully made plans. Sounds like a toddler, huh? Emotions -- especially harder, more complex emotions -- are uncomfortable and scary. It seems like it would just be easier for everyone to suppress those harder emotions. But is it?Read Full Story
As a society -- and as moms -- we seem to put a premium on staying calm and in control. Most of the time that’s probably a good thing. Anger can be a destructive emotion. It’s an uncomfortable emotion. And communicating to our kids that moms never get angry doesn’t seem realistic or reasonable. But is it ever good to get angry? Is it ever okay to show that burning hot emotion, that uncomfortable angry feeling?Read Full Story
Whether he forgot your anniversary, cheated, neglected to take out the trash or just didn’t notice your new hairstyle, moving past hurt and anger can be difficult. If you feel trapped by feelings of resentment and can’t forgive or forget, here are some strategies for moving forward.Read Full Story
You ask your son to unload the dishwasher and he responds with a angry bark. You ask your daughter if she’d like to go to the mall with you and she throws a book. Whether simple request or deeper discussion, the response is deeply emotional and negative -- and it’s just another day. It’s the usual state of your child‘s relationship with the rest of the family, unfortunately. Somehow, your child has evolved into an angry, emotional being. As much as you try to help your child manage his or her feelings, you’re at a loss.Read Full Story
Society and media expect perfection from moms: perky, bright-eyed, even-tempered icons. Not you? Welcome to the club. Motherhood is wonderful, yes, but it’s also messy and imperfect. Sometimes moms even get -- gasp! -- angry! Rather than trying to force yourself into that mold of (unrealistic) perfection and deny that you get angry sometimes, let it out. Acknowledge that you’re human and sometimes get angry. You might even become a better mother for it!Read Full Story
Do you know your anger management style? If not, it could be the reason for problems you are experiencing at home, work or your social life. Stop letting anger manage you and start taking control over life by learning about the three basic styles of anger management: The suppressor, the Venter and the manager or director.Read Full Story
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