The Sick Mom's Guide

The Sick Mom's Guide

The Sick Mom's Guide Podcast shares insight and advice from women who are all moving forward, in a positive direction, even when our bodies are pushing back. You’ll meet guests along the way that make you laugh, cry, and feel inspired as they share how their lives have been impacted by health issues. They all share the secrets of their success & what it's really like to live this chronic life. You’re not alone anymore!... Show More

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December 6, 2018

043 - Anger Management for Moms with Amanda Huffman

Questions or comments? Email me at jen@jenhardy.net or call (615) 567-3957

“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”  -Yoda

Yes, I'm a Star Wars geek. But there is some wisdom found in Yoda's words. If nothing else, it shows us that we can quickly get from a subtly uncomfortable place to a place of darkness quickly. And let's face it, when mom's angry, everybody suffers! If you find yourself getting angry quickly, this is the show for you.

As moms we all get angry, but we can control how we show and handle that anger, along with letting go of most of it by being prepared.

Join me as I talk to Afghanistan veteran Amanda Huffman about Anger Management for Moms. 

How to Manage Anger:
1. Take a time out (for yourself)
2. Call someone if you feel like things are out of control (Get urgent help right now by calling Boys Town 24 hour hotline at 800-448-3000)
3. Communicate your feelings before you get to the point of anger
4. Evaluate expectations. Decide what's expected of everyone. Decide together how realistic those expectations are.


EXPECTATION - REALITY = FRUSTRATION


5. Identify your triggers and come up with a plan so you can avoid being so angry in the future.

Remember, if you do lose your cool, don't be too embarrassed to talk to your kids about it. Let them know about your feelings. Apologize.

WHERE TO GET HELP:
Do you need urgent help right now? Call: Boys town 24 hour hotline at 800-448-3000
Celebrate Recovery, a place for people with hurts, habits, and hang-ups: https://www.celebraterecovery.com

About Amanda Huffman:
Amanda is military veteran who served in the Air Force for six years as a Civil Engineer including a deployment to Afghanistan. She traded in her combat boots for a diaper bag to stay home with her two boys and follow her husband's military career. Her blog, Airman to Mom, incorporates stories from her past military life and how she views life through her unique life experiences of both a veteran and military spouse.


Amanda's advice: Know you're not alone. It's normal to get angry. Reach out for help when you need it.

You can find Amanda:

www.airmantomom.com 

www.instagram.com/airmantomom www.twitter.com/airmantomom www.facebook.com.airmantomom www.pinterest.com/airmantomom


Want to connect? You can find me (Jen):

Chronically Positive Moms Social Network: jenhardy.net/club

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thejenhardy/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorjenhardy

Chronically Positive Moms Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/chronicallypositivemoms/

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thejenhardy

 

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 Questions or comments? Email me at jen@jenhardy.net or call (615) 567-3957

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