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Handling Family Conflicts

Managing Anger in your family can be a daunting task. Tense moments, feelings of stress and frustration can often have a negative affect on your family's relationship.

Helpful Tips for Parents:

  1. Stay calm. Take a deep breath

  2. Count to ten

  3. Take a time-out or break.

  4. Stay in the present, avoid bringing up past events.

  5. Set clear limits on unacceptable behaviors or actions.

  6. Choose your battles.

Helpful Tips for Children:

  1. Recognize the warning signs of anger in your child.

  2. Avoid potential outbursts in your child by ensuring proper rest, attention, and unstructured time.

  3. Help your child learn appropriate ways to express anger.

  4. Provide outlets for physical release of emotions.

  5. Encourage child to use his/her words for describing feelings.

  6. Be a good role model by using skills you want your child to practice.

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