Anger is a normal human emotion present in the youngest child through to the oldest adult. Although an instinctive emotion with numerous triggers, the way in which we deal with it is highly individual as a result of both nature and nurture. Some people behave as though they are anger addicts; they become a slave to anger, reacting in the same old way time after time. It’s all too easy to become addicted for we are all creatures of habit. However, anger is a cancer-like disease that will develop if left unchecked. Learning how to control and use anger in a positive way is the aim of anger management.
KickAnger.com takes a practical hands-on approach to addressing the issues surrounding anger management and is packed full of clear, straightforward advice and tips. It looks at the 3 phases of anger development: toddler/childhood through teenage years and subsequent issues surrounding adult anger. These stages form a cyclical pattern and through breaking the chain, anger addiction can be stopped in its tracks.
- Anger and Children looks at various ‘essential considerations’ that need to be borne in mind when tackling anger issues in this age group e.g. introspection, respect, self-esteem, communication skills and forgiveness. Furthermore, the general principles of anger management for toddlers/children are discussed and include issues such sending out clear messages, knowing when to distance oneself and effective discipline. In addition, numerous practical ways to tackle child anger are covered such as through the use of books, DVDs, incentive systems and counseling.
- Anger and Teenagers examines the issues, reasons and effective ways to tackle teen anger problems. It considers anger traits that give cause for concern, the risks of not addressing the problem, where to find help, professional intervention and how teenage anger management works. One of the chief issues surrounding anger, particularly for those who have to deal with it or who are on the receiving end of it, involves guilt. The article Anger Management – Control, Being Responsible and Guilt shows how by simply adjusting one’s mindset we can unburden the shackles of living a guilt ridden existence.
- Anger and Adults explores the basis and numerous causes of adult anger. Articles dedicated to the issue of stress address what it is, why it affects people in different ways, how you can tell if you are suffering from it, how you can manage it and includes a useful 25 tips to beat stress. Anger Symptoms and Personality Traits considers the varying reactions to stressful situations, personality traits and range of anger symptoms. Furthermore, the series on Anger Treatment includes articles about finding help, cognitive therapy, support groups/seminars/camps/retreats, sticking to an anger plan, pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical treatments. This is followed by an extensive 6-part series entitled How to Control Anger – Coping Skills for Anger.
In addition, the Anger Resource section of this site acts as a general repository of anger-related information. The material included will range from relevant links, latest news and research through to articles that look more closely at the specific triggers of anger such as those associated with aging, dementia, menopause, rejection, road rage and trauma.
Whether you are dealing with a child, teenager or an adult with anger issues, or are aware that you have anger issues yourself, KickAnger.com provides the perfect opportunity to take control and stop the addiction to anger once and for all.