Overcoming Runaway Anger

What can I do to help my child, who is verbally abusive to me and other family members?

–A Concerned Father

Dear Concerned Father,

Those who verbally abuse others are angry people. Runaway anger will rebound upon all who lack the self-discipline to regard others as equals. A saying is “What goes around, comes around.”

The way out for your daughter is to practice love and forgiveness for herself. It starts there. Help her in every way you can, which may include having her see a family counselor or a psychologist.