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Anger Uses Time, Energy and Thought

on August 18, 2014

Parent Rap

By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | August 13, 2014

Your angry emotions are speaking when you scream, “You are grounded for a month!”

Shopping for a vehicle when you are in a hurry is risky business. Driving 65 mph in a school zone is tempting fate. Pushing firefighters aside to run into a burning building is just plain folly. Then why would anyone discipline a child when upset, angry or in a hurry?

“Anger blows out the lamp of the mind.” ~Robert Green Ingersoll

Calming yourself down when you are angry may not be easy but is necessary for your health and for those who are close to you. When parents discipline children while angry the resulting punishment will probably be much harsher than needed. Harsh punishment often fails to teach the needed lesson and is therefore ineffective. Excessively harsh discipline can cause children to rebel, thus undermining any teaching goal.

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