Here’s the background to this anger Question and Answer video….
Moms often ask if I’ll take parenting questions.
I’ve been really hesitant to take questions because what’s almost always true is that there’s so much more to the story than one question.
Case in point: Anger.
“How do I stop yelling at my kids?” or the more socially acceptable question, “How do I have more patience with my kids?” is actually loaded with other factors…
Is it the same time of day?
Is it a common problem that’s causing anger over and over?
Have you addressed it in a time that’s not heated?
And on and on… the beauty is, the more clarity we get, the closer to the answer we get. This is what coaching is all about – finding the personal answers so everyone in the family is functioning at their very best. So, when I’m asked a generic question without all the information, it’s a little tough to answer.
But this question comes up a LOT, so I’m going to give a short and sweet version that offers my top go-to strategy for helping stop anger.
It’s common sense but with loads of permission that is often what we need to hear.
Yes, feel free to zip me more parenting questions and I’ll do my best to answer.
(Disclaimer: I’m not a therapist… I’ve HAD a ton of therapy, but I’m not one. If you are hitting your kids, or find you can’t stop yelling even with the above strategy after a few weeks, please seek a therapist who can help you. Your BFF can steer you in a great direction. ;-) )
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