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Anger Management

I grew up in a home where domestic violence was almost a norm, and most of it could have been avoided if anger was properly managed.
Separation and divorce bring a veritable banquet of reasons to be angry because the circumstances are often unfair. You probably didn't stop caring or stop trying to make it work. Anger grows out of that loss of control, for yourself and your future. This anger is hung on that line of uncertainty that trails back months, maybe years behind you.
Because we've all been there.
When you teach your child "calm breathing," you are using a technique that works to slow down his/her breathing, combating upset, stressed and anxious feelings. Teaching a child to use calm breathing to regulate their emotions is important because it shows them how to change their breathing to minimize the effects of their emotions.
If you have a child who is destroying property, physically attacking others or repeatedly berating themselves, take matters seriously.
Anger is a daunting emotion, a sentiment that we try to evade or even conceal till our wit allows us to. It's interesting to see how we are repulsed by anger; even an association with it is dreaded. Though it makes me wonder, isn't it just another emotion, a feeling without which we would be incomplete?
Anger rarely ever brings out the best in us. When we feel our blood boiling, we often regress to a state that's childlike, emotional and even tantrum-y. What's more, conflicts are further complicated by the fact we don't all handle conflict the same way. I've come up with four conflict styles as I see them.
So Lindsay Lohan guest-starred on Charlie Sheen's Anger Management -- by all accounts, that should be train-wreck territory, right? The reality is that Lohan is probably the best thing about the episode, maybe even the best thing about the series thus far. I know, I know, not exactly rave reviews, but she isn't that bad.