You’ve probably said it. I know you’ve heard someone else say it. If nothing else, your parents said it to you. One child takes a toy from her brother and he hits her for snatching it. It’s a perfect opportunity to insist: “Say you’re sorry.” But he doesn’t want to.…View More Say You’re Sorry
I was caught off guard. My fear of the smell of smoke on the porch put me into survival mode. Then I realized that I was talking in sharp, questioning phrases that sounded accusing and even harsh. Needless to say, nothing I wanted to happen could follow that display. Defenses…View More SO Frustrated!
I get downright angry when I hear coverage of the impeachment drama playing out in Congress these days. Especially when I listen to a particular portion of the hearing and then hear a news reporter tell a completely partisan, biased, alarming version that didnâ€™t happen, in my opinion. Itâ€™s not…View More Impeachment Drama
I realize Vietnam Veterans are the grandparents of our children these days but I saw a post during the Veteranâ€™s Day remembrance this month about Grumpy Veterans that boldly owned anger issues in a painfully accurate way. It read, â€œI am a grumpy veteran. I served, I sacrificed, I donâ€™t…View More Cure for Anger Issues
All parents struggle with flashes of anger at the irresponsibility or disobedience of their children. You left all your toys out to get under my feet again? That irritates me and can make the even the most patient parent a little angry. Finding yourself saying, â€œHow many times have I…View More Cool Down by Delaying