Tag Archives: anger management

Have you taught your kids how to calm down?

CALM DOWN!!!! How many times have you heard a parent, teacher or caretaker shout those two words at young children? Or perhaps on a particularly exasperating day,  maybe you were the one doing the shouting. When I have the chance, … Continue reading

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Are you guilty of the 10 most common cognitive thinking errors?

Do you ever get frustrated when people mistake something you said? Maybe they blow it out of proportion or focus on one detail and not the context. Maybe they remember the one time something happened and assume it will always … Continue reading

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What have we learned from this lethal weekend?

The Milwaukee Metro area experienced its second Sunday morning of very public gun violence and death. Our hearts are with the victims and their families, the family of the shooter, and those whose lives will never be the same again … Continue reading

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Teaching kids tolerance means moving beyond “us” vs. “them”

Given the work that I do with human beings, I listen to people talk about other people quite a bit. Even when couples or family members think they are talking to each other, they are really talking about the other. … Continue reading

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What side of the coin will you choose: acceptance or disappointment?

Like many of you, I’ve had multiple conversations about the Packers/Seahawks Monday night football game and the outcome-changing call made by the replacement refs. I was as angry about the call as anyone else, but I kept asking myself what … Continue reading

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Want to strengthen your relationships? Ditch the “cold shoulder”

I’m not sure what’s happening, but lately I’ve been hearing quite a bit about people who’ve been hurt, not by maliciously intended words or actions, but by inattentive words and actions towards relationships. My hunch is that we’ve all experienced or maybe have … Continue reading

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How can you prevent the lasting scars of bullying?

The first week of school is over. Students and teachers are learning routines, getting to know each other and figuring out what has been retained over the summer break. Teachers and students spend a fair amount of time trying to … Continue reading

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