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School can be a pressure cooker of anger

Because of the huge numbers involved in many schools, the pressure cooker atmosphere from nine o’clock to four, and the dynamic of so many relationships, school is a place where anger can suddenly blow up and create very difficult situations. When I look back on my life as a school

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In Ireland we always addressed a married female teacher as ‘mam’

The adolescent life stage is a particularly difficult one for the human. That stage stretches from about thirteen to nineteen years, or even later. Early and mid-adolescence bring painful challenges. Teenagers in that stage are dealing with profound physical changes and emotional upheaval. Their emotional responses become more intense, heightened

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How to deal with an angry child

There are many quick decisions to take when you are faced with an angry child, but basically you should not retaliate inappropriately. Always remain in your adult shoes. It is not uncommon for adults to regress into their childhood shoes when dealing with certain situations, including dealing with an angry

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There are always other feelings masked by the feeling of anger

If you understand the other feelings that lie behind anger of the child, you will be in a much better position to help your children process it. There are numerous other feelings masked by anger. These include hurt, fear, shame, feelings of abandonment and rejection, vulnerability, feeling unloved and unlovable.

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The anger of children

Anger Management for Children Many parents complain that their children are angry and disruptive. This is a serious source of worry and anxiety to them, so it is just as important to help children manage and heal anger as it is for adults. The sooner the anger is dealt with

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You can control your anger if you have an awareness of it

Dealing with Immediate Anger Much of what has been written so far involves a long term and continuous approach to managing anger and relieving distress, and it takes some time before it comes into effect. In the meantime you have to find some means to deal with on the spot

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COERCIVE CONTROL IS NOW A CRIME WITH UP TO 5 YEARS IN JAIL FOR PERPETRATORS

I have been in hospital for surgery and missed doing my last blog. so it is nice to be back in contact with you and I hope all my readers are keeping well. As you are aware, my blog on abuse consists of extracts from my book on abuse. Abuse

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Road Rage

Road Rage Road rage is a common feature of today’s life, but can be relatively easily managed. Some writers argue that it is mislabelled as rage, and is anger. That is not always the case, because people are frequently assaulted by a driver in a fit of rage. Any driver

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More Techniques for Managing Anger

Abdominal or Diaphragmatic Breathing Abdominal breathing is one of the best ways to ease the stress of anger. Most people breathe through their chests (probably an evolutionary behaviour to take in more oxygen when the world was more dangerous millennia ago) so they have to learn abdominal breathing. It can

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Dealing with anger in a practical way

Relaxation Techniques Since anger is an emotion charged with energy, relaxation techniques can help relieve the stress it causes you. Progressive muscle relaxation is particularly successful as an anger management tool. It is also one of the easiest to practise. It involves the tensing and relaxing of each of the

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