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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