4 Steps to Moving Through Temper Tantrums Effectively

Last week we started a 2-part series on temper tantrums. We explored the universal pattern that leads to tantrums and concluded with a promise of practical strategies to move through these unpleasant outbursts without losing your cool. If you missed the first article, 3 Keys to Understanding Temper Tantrums (At All Ages), you can follow …

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3 Keys to Understanding Temper Tantrums (At All Ages)

Temper tantrums start within the first year of life and continue for most of us until the day we die. Hopefully, these outbursts mature to involve more self-awareness and healthier methods of self-expression, but nonetheless, everybody has tantrums to some extent. Key #1: Getting Thwarted Temper tantrums or unpleasant outbursts, at any age, are triggered …

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What’s Got You Stuck – Initial Impact or the Bounce Effect

I’ve heard it said that when a skydiver’s chute fails to open, death is not caused by the initial impact with the ground. Rather, the first impact breaks multiple bones, then the body bounces off the ground and lands a second time. Upon this second landing, the broken bones pierce internal organs, which ultimately causes …

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What’s the Difference between Stressors and Your Stress Cycle?

“Dealing with your stress is a separate process from dealing with the things that cause your stress,” (which are called stressors). To deal with your stress, “you have to complete the [stress] cycle.”  This is the profound main point in the book, Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle (2020) written by Emily and Amelia Nagoski. The authors make a clear …

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