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How can I control my anger when dealing with my young child?

Trish Booth
Family Medicine
If you have a flare of anger toward your child, give yourself a 30-second break to calm down.

- As long as your child is safe, look away.
- Take a couple of deep breaths and let them out slowly.
- Open your hands wide and shake them.
- Yawn to relax your jaw.
- If you can't calm your anger, ask someone to take care of your child so you can get away for 15 minutes.

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