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Episode 3: Transforming Anger for Parents

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Anger is everywhere: on the news, on our roads, in our schools, and in our homes. It’s a stigmatized emotion, one that nobody is proud of, and one we discourage ourselves, and our kids, from feeling. So, why does this podcast begin with positive psychology expert Renee Jain urging us to, “please, feel your anger”? That’s right, in this first of two episodes on anger, Renee and co-host Ed Crasnick wrestle the issue and arrive at some surprising conclusions. Discussion topics include:

  • Why anger is not only necessary, but a good thing
  • Emotional messengers: what is your anger trying to tell you?
  • Interpretations: why one person feels anger while another does not
  • Roleplay: controlling our reactions during parent/child arguments
  • “I feel a burning in my throat!” The science of language and anger
  • FACE check: are we meeting our essential needs?


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Dear Anxiety is a podcast for all ages to talk about the difficult emotions so many of us struggle with. We share research-based solutions for the greater mental wellness of your family, and we hope you’ll laugh with us along the way. Join hosts Ed Crasnick, a comedian and Emmy Award winning writer, and Renee Jain, positive psychology guru and founder of GoZen!

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