Ever wonder what automatic combination of neurological forces are at work when we become angry? With the goal of our dialogue being to figure out how to better deal with anger, let’s take a look at how anger happens inside of our brain.
“So, why were you angry?” Usually, the angered person will refer to something someone said or did in provocation. While, angry outbursts can feel justified when they are responses to volatile situations or threats, whatever the reason, angry outbursts often build walls to relationships that are very difficult to overcome later in life. We will discuss this complex topic in […]
In my last post, I wrote about how our society seems filled with incidences of rage and violence due to the impact of anger. Consequently, all kinds of ideas arise about anger that are not completely accurate. So, before we look at some of the research about the nature of anger, I thought we should take a look at […]
When we witness the increasing level of anger and violence in our society, we can draw all kinds of conclusions. And when confronted with heinous acts of violence, so often in our headlines, we think that the world is out-of-control and immediate steps need to be taken to correct the problem.
In a shooting rampage, 22-year-old Jared Loughner killed 6 people and wounded Representative Gabrielle Giffords. These tragic events in Tucson, Arizona have raised yet another alarm about violence in America and scrutiny about some causes of such horrid acts against innocent citizens. This incident has raised horror once again at the prominence and impact of violence in […]
Something has happened with regard to your teenager. As a parent, you wonder, “So, what should I do now?”
In my last post I discussed the need for teenagers to have healthy role models as a way of creating their values and expectations which they use to define their lives. Having a sense of good role models helps them build healthy self-esteem.
For building healthy self-esteem, the fourth component of CUPS is the “S,” which stands for your teenagers to have a sense of role models in their lives. We already know that during a teenager’s development many identity questions arise; so does a teen’s dependence on others (in order to gain approval and to learn who they want to be like).
In my last post, I discussed helping your teenagers have a healthy sense of personal power to raise their self-esteem. However, developing a healthy sense of power is a tricky process since it requires a true balance that is well-placed and very clear.
The idea of a teen’s power is often not the focus when discussing a teenager’s self esteem. But when you think about it, teens often feel powerless.