Care recipient (cr) argues and seems to like getting a rise out of others

Try: Realize that cr knows better than most how to push your buttons this can only be annoying to the extent that you let it get to you remind yourself that this is just cr cr’s coping mode; you can’t always change it but you don’t have to take it personally tell yourself here we go again but avoid showing annoyance or bickering back and forth stay calm but refuse to go further in cases where the issue is a necessity for example you can’t drive the car unless cr buckles up you won’t fix breakfast until cr takes his her medication explain that these are nonnegotiable try to realize that arguing is especially futile because cr may be cognitively unable to follow rational thinking

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Behavior Challenging, Emotional Psychological

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References: Adapted from www caring com how to handle difficult behaviors by f paula spencer scott no date

Keywords: Argues arguments argumentative challenging behavior angry anger angry irrational

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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