Personal Exercise: Supporting Self-Control In Your Home (Emotions)

This worksheet is for your benefit only. For best results, be as honest as you can in order to create goals that support change. You can build a healthy foundation for your family. 

Supporting Emotions, Thoughts and Reactions In Your Home

1. Does someone in your family struggle with emotions? 
Choose all that apply.
2. If yes, what do these struggles tend to look like (example: ignore emotions, yell, etc).
3. Do any family members interfere with (try to stop, ignore or negate) the emotions of other family members (either on purpose or by habit)?
4. Why do you think they might address other's emotions this way?  If you're not sure, leave blank.
5. Do you tend to struggle with emotions (including hiding or ignoring them?)
6. If yes, explain more about this.
7. If applicable, what could you do to support a healthier emotional reaction?
8. Do you  interfere with (try to stop, ignore or negate) the emotions of other family members (either on purpose or by habit)?
9. If you answered yes to the above question, were you aware that you handled emotions this way?
10. Why do you think you address other's emotions this way?
11. Would you like to change this?  If so, what are some ways you believe you could address this?
12. Does anyone in your family struggle with self-control? 
Choose all that apply.
13. If yes, what does this struggle with self-control tend to look like?
14. How do you currently react to this behavior?
15. Does your reaction typically help improve things, keep it the same, or make it worse? 
16. Explain in more detail:
17. If applicable, is there a different reaction you could offer that may be more effective?  If so, what would you like to try?
18. Do you struggle with self-control?
19. If yes, what do you believe are your biggest struggles? 
Check all that apply.
20. Did it surprise you to learn that you give up personal control when you let someone or something else direct your behavior, when you react without realizing the potential consequence?
21. Does this information provide insight into helping you support you or your family members gain self-control and build confidence?
22. What tools would you like to implement to support you or your family member with emotions and self-control?
23. If applicable, what could you do to support a healthier emotional reaction?
24. Does this information provide insight into helping you support you or your family members gain self-control and build confidence?
25. Does your reaction typically help improve things, keep it the same, or make it worse? 
26. Does someone in your family struggle with emotions? <br /><em>Choose all that apply.</em>
27. Explain in more detail:
28. Does your reaction typically help improve things, keep it the same, or make it worse? 

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