As a Licensed Psychologist and Parenting Specialist, I am often speaking to parents about how to stop tantrums, and how to reduce aggression and anger in children. I find myself repeatedly pointing to a growing trend in our culture, which helps to explain many issues which childhood anger, temper tantrums, violence and aggression.
If you have falling asleep something that is obsessing or just cant seem to get off your mind right it down to avoid panic attacks at night. When we write things down it leaves us with a sense of “release” or relief. The key to this is to really concentrate upon what resolution you want out of what is bothering you rather than the problem itself. This will make you feel good and act as if you are putting your thoughts on the shelf for the night.
My girlfriend who turned 50, lost her job, got a stress fracture on her foot and found out she had breast cancer and managed to keep her sanity, her apartment and her sense of humor, she deserves the highest possible “A+++++” there is. In fact, is there a way to give bonus points? Because if anyone deserves something extra it’s definitely her!
Trying to “make up” sleep with long naps during the day. This also weakens your body’s natural sleep response, as you will be less likely to fall asleep later. Naps are Okay, and actually part of a way to cure Insomnia, only if you take them properly, as I’ll show you later on.
Turn off your television: Many people use the television to fall best light for sleep or relax at the end of the day. You may even have a television in your bedroom. However, actually television will stimulate your mind, rather than relaxing it. You may be so used to falling asleep to the TV that you have trouble without it for the first few nights. If you find you miss the noise, try soft music or a fan. If your favorite show is on late at night, record it for viewing earlier in the day.
People often use pillows in order to shield themselves from the heat of the laptop and to put the laptop in a higher position so they will be able to see the screen. However, the pillow does not provide the convenient posture that they need to be able to be comfortable in their position. They will still slouch and change their position every time they feel pain in their neck and back.
And particularly if your young child is having behavioral problems with violence, tantrums and other acting out, I strongly recommend that you set tight limits on exposure and then notice what happens. This is not the only change you will need to make if you have a child who throws temper tantrums and is angry and aggressive, but it is a start in the right direction!