Anger, Hostility, and Violent Behavior - Prevention
To prevent anger and hostility and to avoid violence:
Seek positive ways to resolve problems. Arguing can be okay, even healthy, as long as it does not turn violent.
Think before you act. Take time to stop and cool down when you feel yourself becoming angry. Count to 10, or practice some other form of mental relaxation.
Take steps to lead a healthy life.
Teach your children that anger is not a solution.
Give your children consistent love and attention. Settle arguments without yelling or hitting. Do not use physical discipline, such as spanking or other forms of corporal punishment. If you need help controlling your children, consider taking a course in parenting skills. Limit your child's exposure to TV, movies, and video games. Watch television with your children to discuss or limit violent content. Do not keep guns in your home. If you have guns in your home, unload them and lock them up. Lock ammunition in a separate place. Keep guns away from children.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
November 14, 2014
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