We all know anger damages our relationships with our children, and impacts on their wellbeing. But how do we stay calm, soft-spoken, and positive when our children are driving us crazy?
Here are three simple ideas that can eradicate anger and help make your family happier:
First, look for the good.
Yes, I know it sounds trite. But looking for the good can reduce anger. When the kids break a glass, we can be glad it wasn’t a window!
Anger is a habit. So create a new habit by turning the flare ups into crack-ups. Often what we get angry about isn’t such a big deal.
On a related note – and third, put it into perspective.
Often our outbursts and angry actions are entirely disproportionate to what actually happened. Ask yourself how big a deal something really is, and respond appropriately. Every rule infraction doesn’t require massive outbursts to show your displeasure.