How to stop getting cranky – 5 hot tips

June 9th, 2016|Categories: Anger, Blog, Communication & conflict, Family|Tags: |

“How can I stop getting cranky at my kids? A question emailed to us a week or so ago, by one of our lovely readers, asking for tips. It’s a great question and we’ve all had moments when we feel wretched because we turned into a she-wolf for a moment and bit a loved one’s head off. Tip One: Know your early warning signs Are you feeling irritable, tired, overwhelmed, have a headache, etc.? At these times, it’s worth refraining [...]

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How to Keep Your Cool with Angry People

May 22nd, 2015|Categories: Anger, Blog, Communication & conflict|

Angry people say things that hurt. It’s their way of discharging their own emotions, often fear. Perhaps you’ve been on the receiving end of a hurtful outburst and know how it feels? It stings. It hurts even more if you get caught up in the heat of the moment and retaliate. Then you have hurt and regret. How can you avoid the trap, keep your cool and manage the situation in a way you won’t regret? In a situation like [...]