Pandemic anger and how to defuse it

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We are angry. About a lot of things. Let's talk about how to defuse rage.
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We are angry. 

Angry about the coronavirus pandemic and whether we should be wearing masks and sending our children to school. 

We are angry about the economic crisis and the difficulty in finding jobs and making rent.

And we are angry about racism and police brutality.

These feelings are inevitable and justified, but if we don’t learn how to defuse our rage and turn it into action, we could end up causing severe physical and emotional harm. 


  • Laura Markham is a clinical psychologist, parenting coach and author of “Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting.”

  • Dave Decker is a psychologist in St. Paul who specializes in anger management.

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