communication

Is your venting good or bad? Take the quiz

Is your venting good or bad? Take the quiz

We've all done it. Someone asks how your day was and 'blahhh', it all spills out in an emotional torrent of frustration, fear or indignation. You come out of your venting bubble to see the other person looking at you in shock? Well I felt so much better but I'm not sure about them! So let's see if your venting is good or bad. Take the quiz ...

Children don't forget the fights

Children don't forget the fights

We've all done it. Let our temper fly and throw a barrage of spiteful words at our partner in front of the kids. Even behind closed doors, we know they can hear everything, so why do we do it? ‘Children are like emotional Geiger counters,” says E. Mark Cummings, psychologist at Notre Dame University, who, along with colleagues, has published hundreds of papers over twenty years on the subject.