The Bible admonishes us repeatedly to be slow to anger. But when it comes to our kids, it’s surprisingly easy for us to be quick to anger! We know it doesn’t work. The definition of crazy is to do something over and over again even if it isn’t working, so why do we repeatedly get angry and stressed out parenting our kids? Here’s a book that can help!
Overcoming Angry and Stressed Out Parenting – Book Review
Israel and Brook Wayne have written a newly released book, Pitchin’ A Fit! Overcoming Angry and Stressed Out Parenting. Peppered throughout with scripture, the first third of the book contains Biblical discussions on the nature of anger, exploring if anger can ever be Godly, and how prayer and dwelling on God’s word can keep us from anger. Then it delves into causes of parenting stress and anger, and what we can do about it. At the end of many of the chapters are thoughtful “Questions to Consider” to help us mull over and work through the contents.
The Waynes point out that yelling trains your child to listen only when you’re angry! That’s so true! And they give great steps to break the yelling habit. I’ve been trying one of them lately – catching myself and speaking quietly instead of yelling. I love that they advise apologizing to your kids when you lose your cool. I’m a firm believer of admitting to your kids when you’re wrong.
About the Authors
The authors, Israel and Brook Wayne, are a husband and wife who homeschool, just like you. They have nine children, so I’m sure they know all about being angry and stressed out with their kids! Israel is also the author of Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview, Full-Time Parenting: A Guide to Family-Based Discipleship, Questions God Asks and Questions Jesus Asks. Check out the Family Renewal website. And you can listen to an interview with authors Israel and Brook Wayne about their new book here.
If you are a Christian parent with young children, you need this book! It will give you great food for thought for overcoming angry and stressed out parenting along with Biblical references for guidance.
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I was provided with a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.