We all get angry sometimes, but out-of-control anger can make life miserable for everyone in the family, especially during a divorce, parental separation, or throughout the years of co-parenting,
In Taming the Beast, Dr. Benjamin Garber shows you how to understand anger in all its forms, from irritation to frustration to rage, and express it constructively. You will learn practical strategies for modeling good anger management for your children, identifying and measuring emotions with the MadMeter™, planning ahead for what to do when anger erupts, and debriefing outbursts so you can do better next time. With practice, you and your kids will discover healthy ways to experience your own emotions—and accept each other’s.
Taming the Beast is Book 2 in the Healthy Parenting series. Book 1 in the series is The Healthy Parent's ABCs: Healthy Parenting Made Clear and Easy-to-Readand Book 2 is i>Caught in the Middle: A Letter to My Divorced Parents
Introduction: Read This First!
Chapter 1: Anger is Necessary and Natural
Chapter 2: When Anger is Forbidden
Chapter 3: Is Anger Expression Learned?
Chapter 4: What to Do?
Chapter 5: Anger by Degrees: The MadMeter™
Chapter 6: What to Do? Establish an Anger Vocabulary
Chapter 7: What to Do? What Is Okay to Do When You’re Mad?
Chapter 8: What to Do? Acknowledging the Deed: Debriefing
Chapter 9: What to Do? How Do You Respond to Others’ Anger?
Chapter 10: What to Do? Start Managing Anger Today & Practice Every Day
Chapter 11: When Anger is Genuinely Out of Control
Chapter 12: Asking for Help: Psychotherapy, Medication and the Courts
Chapter 13: If You Only Read One Chapter, Read This One