A Few Ideas for Parents Who Want to be Less Angry at Their Child

1. (the most difficult but most useful idea) Identify and try to resolve any underlying issues that affect parent and/or child and contribute to frayed nerves.

2. Remember to listen to some favorite piece of music or audio show throughout the day. When upset the balance of hearing something enjoyable can help ease the pressure stemming from the daily challenges all parents face.

3. When adult anger is escalating or unwarranted try to walk into another room, look out the window, slowly count to 10 or think of another behavior that is likely to interrupt and alter a difficult mood.

4. Be quiet. Rather than yelling try hard to be silent for a while; this simple if difficult accomplishment is usually a step in the right direction.