Dec 6, 2018
“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” -Yoda Yes, I'm a Star Wars geek. But there is some wisdom found in Yoda's words. If nothing else, it shows us that we can quickly get from a subtly uncomfortable place to a place of darkness quickly. And let's face it, when mom's angry, everybody suffers! If you find yourself getting angry quickly, this is the show for you.
As moms we all get angry, but we can control how we show and handle that anger, along with letting go of most of it by being prepared.
Join me as I talk to Afghanistan veteran Amanda Huffman about Anger Management for Moms.
How to Manage
1. Take a time out (for yourself)
2. Call someone if you feel like things are out of control (Get urgent help right now by calling Boys Town 24 hour hotline at 800-448-3000)
3. Communicate your feelings before you get to the point of anger
4. Evaluate expectations. Decide what's expected of everyone. Decide together how realistic those expectations are.
EXPECTATION - REALITY = FRUSTRATION
5. Identify your triggers and come up with a plan so you can avoid being so angry in the future.
Remember, if you do lose your cool, don't be too embarrassed to talk to your kids about it. Let them know about your feelings. Apologize.
Do you need urgent help right now? Call: Boys town 24 hour hotline at 800-448-3000
Celebrate Recovery, a place for people with hurts, habits, and hang-ups: https://www.celebraterecovery.com
Amanda is military veteran who served in the Air Force for six years as a Civil Engineer including a deployment to Afghanistan. She traded in her combat boots for a diaper bag to stay home with her two boys and follow her husband's military career. Her blog, Airman to Mom, incorporates stories from her past military life and how she views life through her unique life experiences of both a veteran and military spouse.
Amanda's advice: Know you're not alone. It's normal to get angry. Reach out for help when you need it.
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