Recent Episodes

Keeping Cool Around “Ingratitude”

Ed and Renee discuss ways we can connect with and understand “ungrateful” kids, and transform the anger we feel over the “shoulds.”

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Battles with Strong-Willed Children

End battles with strong-willed children by changing from “parent versus child,” to “us versus the problem,” and learn the power of child autonomy.

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When Kids Hurt Parents’ Feelings

When kids say things that hurt us, there are tools we can use to transform those hurt feelings and anger into compassion and understanding.

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About Dear Anger

Dear Anger is a podcast for humans of all ages! If yelling, tantrums, fighting, arguing, and silent treatments, not to mention all the stress and anxiety that accompany those things, have a presence in your home, then you're in the right place. Join hosts Ed Crasnick and Renee Jain, the powerhouse team that brought you Dear Anxiety, every week as they share tools, tricks, and tips for transforming anger into a positive catalyst for change.

The Dear Anger Team

Your Presenter: Renee Jain, MAPP

Host Renee Jain is founder and Chief Storyteller at GoZen!, and is recognized as a pioneer in marrying technology and child psychology. Through her writing, product invention and development, masterclasses for parents, and children’s advocacy, she works to build the emotional intelligence of kids, including resilience, empathy, kindness, and critical thinking. Renee is a certified life coach, and holds a MA in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She's also a wife and a mom, and can often be found reading a comic book, doodling or sipping a cup of coffee in a quiet nook in LA.

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Host Ed Crasnick is an Emmy winning writer and a creator, performer, producer and development exec. You may have seen him on or run into him in the hallways of: The Sopranos, Hot in Cleveland, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Just Shoot Me, Ellen, and Conan, among others. Ed has also hosted several programs on Television and Radio, including a weekly talk/variety show uniting self help experts and entertainers called The Self Help Comedy Hour. Ed’s mission is to live free and happy, help others and get his hair back.

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Producer Lee L. Krecklow is the Narrative Engineer at GoZen!, and is also the father of three and an accomplished fiction writer. He’s the author of the novel “The Expanse Between,” and his stories appear regularly in literary journals. In 2017, Lee won the Million Writers Award for his short piece “The Son of Summer and Eli,” which is the story of a troubled marriage as seen from the perspective of a 4-year-old. His education includes focuses in journalism and film, and he lives with his family in the Milwaukee area, where he cheers relentlessly for the Brewers.