Understanding impact: Memories of childhood
This may be a difficult step for many parents. Bad memories can be like muck that settles at the bottom of a pond over time. Stirring these memories may muddy the waters once again. I mention this because my own memories of my stepfather's anger are not pleasant.
If you are willing to consider them, think back to your earliest memories of another person's anger. What happened and how did you feel? Describe your earliest memories. Are there any connections between these early experiences and your experience of anger now?
If you are not comfortable doing this now, set this activity aside and return later if you want.
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