This book starts from the ground up, letting us know that even if we don't necessarily label ourselves or our kids as "angry", we may have some areas that we don't handle in a proper biblical fashion. Explaining that anger issues stem from hurt feelings/frustrations that aren't properly dealt with helps make the book feel more instructional than condemning. We all get hurt, right? How we handle it will have a long term effect. The author discusses common reactions to anger as being "Clamming up" or "Blowing up". Who can relate? I know our family can! The thing is we often clam up and forget about it, or blow up and move on, not dealing with the internal state of our heart. True forgiveness is defined and explained rationally (you won't feel like forgiving all the time, and that doesn't mean that the person didn't lose trustworthiness), and the whole tone of the book is professional, but refreshingly real & honest. You'll be given tools to help you (and your kids) identify sins in your life as defined by biblical standards, as well as what your motives are, and you are always directed to the Word of God for definitions and examples.
Help with Angry Kids! Biblical Parenting Book that Helps Adults & Kids Recognize & Handle their Anger in Godly Ways
This book handles some huge questions in a logical, loving and godly way, including how you should respond (while still remembering we are ambassadors for Christ!) when someone is disrespectful to you & how to respond if someone is attempting to manipulate you. Activities in this book are probably best done with 5+ year old kids, and they'd gain more independence as they got older as far as being able to read/understand the journaling without assistance. This book has challenged us to change the way that we react to our children's misbehaivors (we don't want to react at all, we want to respond with a biblical attitude- not easy to do when your teens rolling her eyes and your 7 year old is screaming at you from time-out), and to take more seriously the job we have as parents to teach and train our children how to handle the "upsets" in life so that they don't carry bitterness, anger, resentment, grudge-holding/unforgiveness, pouting, self-justification, blame-shifting, etc. into their adult lives as methods to cope with the problems of this world.
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Love this girl's writing... feels like she's a long distance friend. Well, her sister is my long-distance friend, so that probably helps. Either way, what an inspiration and encouragement- you just need to check out some of the places life has taken Leah and be strengthened and inspired by the love that oozes (yes, oooozes) from her heart for Jesus, His people and His creation!
If you like nummy recipes, or have special dietary needs (or both!) check it out. ALL of her recipes are Vegan, and many can be made gluten-free. I stumbled upon it when searching for dairy/egg free treats to make for my kiddo and have gotten hooked on several recipes. Okay, "hooked on" doesn't portray it well enough. How about "addicted to"? That's more fitting. Will definitely be going back for more!