Good and Angry

Good and Angry

Exchanging Frustration for Character--in You and your Kids

eBook - 2009
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Parents often feel angry when their children do the wrong things. But responding to children in anger rarely brings about the desired result and can even have a damaging effect instead. Yet anger doesn't have to be the enemy. It can be a trigger that makes parents even more effective. Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller show them how.

Recognizing the very real emotions parents feel, Good and Angry taps into the constructive side of parents' anger and teaches welcome strategies for addressing the things their children do to drive them crazy. Addressing common problem areas for children-such as annoying behavior, lying, not following instructions, and bad attitudes-this book outlines seven routines that will help children improve in these areas and allow them to thrive in their relationship with parents and with others.

In Good and Angry, moms and dads will come to understand anger's true purpose and how they can use it successfully in their day-to-day parenting. They will also learn new approaches that will solve many common problems and, in the process, help both them and their children grow closer to God.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : The Crown Publishing Group, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307553171
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Miller, Joanne 1960-
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DragonRhapsody
Sep 10, 2012

I thought that this would be a great book to read, regarding anger and frustration and how to deal with it in myself and my toddler. Unfortunately, what I found was that it is greatly mislabeled and is an extremely religious book about forcing children to recognize their guilt so they can realize their sins. An exact quote from the book, found on page 3, 2nd paragraph:
"When you join the boxing match, your children feel attacked and find it easier to blame you rather than focus on what they did wrong. Blame overshadows their awareness of guilt. Romans 12:19 says, "Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath." God's wrath in a person's life often comes in the form of guilt and conviction. As parents, we need to stay out of the boxing ring and allow the Holy Spirit to convict our children of sin."

I'm not religious at all, but I do believe in God, and I certainly DO NOT think that God is anything but Love - so this just seems absolutely wrong to me. On top of it, no where on the book cover does it say that it's religiously written, unless you read the Author paragraph where it says on of the Author's a minister. Don't be fooled by this book, like I was, it will only force it's religion and religious beliefs down your throat and let you know that you're raising your child wrong according to a book, written by a man, thousands of years ago. If something was written that long ago, what does it know of changing times and new research regarding children's behaviours? Nothing.

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