The costs of uncontrolled anger are high, as illustrated in the following tragic story reported in the 11Alive.com website in Atlanta:
“Atlanta police said a Fulton County woman confessed to killing her 2-year-old daughter during a fit of anger.
Investigators said 29-year-old Shandrell Banks told police that she became frustrated when her daughter, Nateyonna, would not follow directions, so she grabbed the toddler and slammed her head against a wall.
The Department of Family and Children’s Services had just given the child back to Banks.
Three DFACS supervisors have resigned and several others have been placed on administrative leave while the incident is being investigated.”
In many such cases, anger management training and perhaps other interventions can help young mothers deal with the stresses of their lives- before it is too late and emotions get out of control.