How to Discipline an “Angry” Child

I was asked just recently what to do about a child who has begun to act out aggressively when he experiences frustration. Here are my thoughts: First – a child needs to be taught, and reminded, that feeling angry is OK. Anger is an emotion and should not be...

Step Four: Develop Your Assertiveness Skills

As we have learned in the previous chapters, we all express our anger in some way, either inwardly or outwardly.  The most common types of behavioural and verbal expression fall into three categories: aggressive, passive or assertive.  Of course, there are those we...

Stress Management: Attitude is Where It Begins

Attitude is Where It All BeginsWhen you think about stress management, what do you think of? Do you picture hammocks, white sandy beaches, and azure blue oceans? Do you think of soothing music, candles, and a hot bath in a claw-foot tub overflowing with bubbles? Or...