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Surviving Parenthood

Sep 08, 2020


Anger is a normal and useful emotion.

But anger can become a problem if a child's angry behavior becomes out of control or aggressive.

Why is my / our child angry?

There are lots of reasons why your child could be angry,

here are just a few examples:

  • seeing other family members arguing or being angry with each other
  • Problems at home
  • Friendship problems
  • Being bullied
  • Struggling with schoolwork or exams
  • feeling very stressed, anxious or fearful about something
  • coping with hormone changes during puberty

It may not be obvious to you or your child why they are feeling angry.

If that's the case, it's important to help them work out what might be causing their anger.

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Healthy boundaries for families

Sep 08, 2020

People talk a lot about the need for “boundaries,” but what does this word really mean?

As a parent, you can think of a boundary as the line you draw around yourself to define where you end and where your child begins. This isn’t always easy. And let’s face it, children push the boundaries every day, all the time. They are wired to test us and see how far they can go; it’s in their nature. As parents, we sometimes cross boundaries ourselves in our attempts to fix things for them. Understand that one of our most important jobs as parents is to stay loving and but sometimes separate from our children.

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Holly Bowden Holmes

FAPHP (acc) DHP HPD Supervisor (acc)
NLP, Coaching
Accredited Member and Supervisor
of the APHP

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