Issue #170 – How To Control Your Anger
Last month we were chatting with a dear friend, who has younger kids, about whether or not punishments, time outs, or discipline really works. Intellectually we believe the mounting evidence against these measures but, in the moment, it’s challenging to respond calmly to anger, hitting, or outright defiance. In this issue, we explore the use of consequence in both parenting and the role anger plays in everyday life.
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March 27, 2019
by Gina Pell + Amy Parker
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There are many great conversations happening in TWW especially on the topic of parenting. We stumbled on a thoughtful article about the loving ways of Inuit parenting that don’t involve yelling, shame, or punishment.
And here’s another interesting article from the same series on NPR called If You’re Often Angry or Irritable, You May Be Depressed.
We’re big fans of UC Berkeley’s The Science of Happiness podcast. As we were putting together this issue, their latest Episode 38: How to Let Go of Anger serendipitously popped up in our feed. In each show they have a guest try out a different happiness practice. It’s worth a listen. (Gets going about 4 minutes in).
Anger is often driven by fear and anxiety but ‘facing the unknown in war taught this veteran entrepreneur about the power of accepting [his] own vulnerabilities’ in a piece titled Strategies For Overcoming Fear and Making It Your Superpower.