Child Tax Credits

You could get Child Tax Credit for each child you’re responsible for if they’re:

  • under 16
  • under 20 and in approved education or training

You don’t need to be working to claim Child Tax Credit.

You get money for each child that qualifies and Child Tax Credit won’t affect your Child Benefit.

How much you get depends on your circumstances – you can use the tax credit calculator to work this out.

Environment

The setting in which we experience the anger trigger can play a very important part in the emotional journey e.g. of someone bumping into you in different environments and the reaction you may have.

• A lively party (I might react with a humorous aside)

• A queue for a beach bar on a tropical island. (I might not even notice)

• In a corridor at work (I would expect an apology and be mad if I didn’t get one)

Culture

There are many factors to this. They range from the kind of country in which you were born to the ‘company culture’ you work in or the generation to which you belong. So the culture in which we were brought up and the culture in which you live will shape the kind of response you make to any threat, hurt or frustration. In fact your culture may influence whether you notice a trigger.

Breathe

Before responding verbally or taking any further action use a breathing exercise to calm your racing pulse. Once your internal tension has subsided and you are sure that you are in control of your rage. Move on and congratulate yourself.

YOU CAN TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR ANGER IF YOU WORK AT IT.