But now I need your help. Since we’re still in search of a good therapist, I wanted to know if any of you could share how you deal with your child’s threatening behavior. I’m trying some different things out. Such as Meg’s insightful post about asking my son, “What can I do to help?” If you haven’t read it yet, go there and see for yourself, it’s pretty good stuff! I’ve tried this technique twice now, the first time it derailed his anger, allowing me to redirect him, but the next time I think he was already too revved up and wasn’t able to respond.
I’m also trying to keep in mind some advice I got from follower “Betsy”, who shared with me long ago that anger is a secondary emotion and that I should consider what emotion preceded it, then acknowledge it with my son. If you haven’t noticed yet, he seems to be quick with his anger lately, I had another incident tonight. I think we need to go get his blood levels checked. I’m afraid his growing body is affecting things.
In the meantime, please share any techniques that have worked with your child. I would also be interested in hearing about how you discipline them. Not for rages of course, but for regular defiant stuff. How does your child respond? Are you finding success?
Please tell me more!
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Meg’s Post at Raising Bipolar:
By the way, I have 99 followers, who wants to be #100???