It's normal for parents to get upset with their kids from time to time. It's not good though, to be angry at your kids all the time, because it can hurt them. When Anger Hurts Your Kids, is a book that teaches parents how to control their angry feelings and better manage their frustrations.
The book begins with a questionaire to evaluate if a parent might have a problem with anger. It introduces the concept of keeping an anger diary. The next chapters explain why parents get angry and why kids act the way they do.
The chapters on changing what you think and changing what you do are very helpful. These chapters help identify trigger thoughts that can quickly lead to uncontrolled anger. There are many suggestions on what to do when one starts to feel angry. A three-week relaxation plan is provided to help parents feel more calm and in control.
The authors acknowledge that if anger is a problem, it's going ot take a lot of practice implementing the ideas to really learn how to change things. The advice in this book is very helpful. It's a good start for parents struggling with anger.
This book explains about your emotions and trying to raise children. Some of us have short fuses and need to learn how to rethink situations that could lead to harmful situations for both parents and children. I find the material very helpful. I also bought this book for a friend who was interested in the topic and she loves it too. My husband bought it and had not touched it yet but I will keep reminding him. Great and interesting book.
This is one of the best books written to help parents understand their children and their own reactions to them. It describes typical behavior for each age child and how the parents' self talk can detemine whether the parent feels anger and frustration or whether they end up feeling calm. Obviously, the lader predisposes the parent to respond to their children with patience and love.
I got htis book to use with my clients...its basically cognitive behavioral therapy focusing on anger. I recommended for other professionals to expand how you target automatic thoughts as well as lay people wanting to manage their anger.
because it is CBT you can't just read the book, you must actually do the exercises and homework. CBT requires practice and dillegence...as with anything requiring change it takes effort and practice...if you are willing then this book will help you.