Monday, February 23, 2009

Displaced Anger

Have you ever had displaced anger? Perfect example of this is today when my daughter asked if she can ride her bike. She hadn't washed the dishes like she was supposed to and there was obvious disagreement when I told her that she couldn't ride it. She even gave a huff noise and a roll of the eyes. I said, "I hope that the anger that you are showing right now is directed at yourself for not doing the dishes instead of at me for telling you that you can't ride your bike because of it." It was a statement, not a question. I've had several problems with this myself which is why I'm not totally surprised that she reacted that way. But still, I'm not going to be at the receiving end of a blow up if I'm not the cause. Comments?

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