Taming the Beast Within: Managing Anger in Ourselves and Our Children Through Divorce

Taming the Beast Within: Managing Anger in Ourselves and Our Children Through Divorce

by Benjamin D. Garber PhD

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Overview

We all get angry sometimes, but out-of-control anger can make life miserable for everyone in the family, especially during a divorce, parental separation, or throughout the years of co-parenting,


In Taming the Beast, Dr. Benjamin Garber shows you how to understand anger in all its forms, from irritation to frustration to rage, and express it constructively. You will learn practical strategies for modeling good anger management for your children, identifying and measuring emotions with the MadMeter™, planning ahead for what to do when anger erupts, and debriefing outbursts so you can do better next time. With practice, you and your kids will discover healthy ways to experience your own emotions—and accept each other’s.


Taming the Beast is Book 2 in the Healthy Parenting series. Book 1 in the series is The Healthy Parent's ABCs: Healthy Parenting Made Clear and Easy-to-Read and Book 2 is Caught in the Middle: A Letter to My Divorced Parents

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936268269
Publisher: High Conflict Institute Press
Publication date: 04/02/2019
Pages: 60
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Psychologist and author, Benjamin Garber, is a New Hampshire licensed psychologist, a former Guardian ad litem and a Parenting Coordinator. He speaks in the U.S. and abroad, in addition to being a researcher and an award-winning freelance journalist, writing in the areas of child and family development for popular press publications and in juried professional publications in both law and psychology. Dr. Garber has advanced degrees in child and family development, clinical psychology, and psycholinguistics from the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Michigan. He has lived and worked in New Hampshire since 1988, opening his present practice in clinical child, family, forensic and consulting psychology in 1999.


He has lived and worked in New Hampshire since 1988, opening his present practice in clinical child, family, forensic and consulting psychology in 1999.


When not engaged in professional activities or involved with family matters, Dr. Garber can often be found kayaking and fishing on the remote lakes and rivers of Northern New England and occasionally scuba diving in warmer waters to the south.

Table of Contents

Foreword


Introduction: Read This First!


Chapter 1: Anger is Necessary and Natural


Chapter 2: When Anger is Forbidden


Chapter 3: Is Anger Expression Learned?


Chapter 4: What to Do?


Chapter 5: Anger by Degrees: The MadMeter™


Chapter 6: What to Do? Establish an Anger Vocabulary


Chapter 7: What to Do? What Is Okay to Do When You’re Mad?


Chapter 8: What to Do? Acknowledging the Deed: Debriefing


Chapter 9: What to Do? How Do You Respond to Others’ Anger?


Chapter 10: What to Do? Start Managing Anger Today & Practice Every Day


Chapter 11: When Anger is Genuinely Out of Control


Chapter 12: Asking for Help: Psychotherapy, Medication and the Courts


Chapter 13: If You Only Read One Chapter, Read This One

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