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Working with your spouse when kids are frustrating.

Air Date: 10/11/12 Of course parents get angry with their kids. And of course you should not dump your frustration on to your mate. Nevertheless, where do most of us dump our frustration when there is nothing to be done? We dump on our mate. When one parent takes out their frustration on the other, it leads to arguments about the children. This takes up precious time arguing that should be spend trying to find a resolution to the concerns the child is having. Typically, it's the father who's venting their frustration to the mother, but it can be the other way around. Dumping frustration rarely helps anyone. Research shows venting anger simply leads to more complaining and venting, and doesn't lower the overall stress. This week Dr. Jankovich discusses the most effective coping styles and how to constructively work with your spouse regarding your kids. Dr. Rebecca Jankovich airs Thursday mornings on 88.7 FM, KUNR, and can be reached at 775-322-1839.