How Do Great Parents…Manage Stress and Anger

    Stress and Anger

    (material provided by The Incredible Years, Carolyn Webster-Stratton, Ph.D.)

    • Scan your body for tension, and breathe and relax.
    • Notice any negative self-statements and replace them with soothing self-encouragement.
    • Ask yourself if what is making you feel tense is really that important? Will it make a difference a week from now? A year? When you are 70?
    • Visualize some marvelous past event or dream of the future.
    • In the middle of conflict, breathe, cool off, get playful, or get away for a few minutes.
    • Take a break (go for a walk, take a bath, read a magazine.)

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