Anger Workbook for Christian Parents

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In this practical book, anger experts Drs. Les Carter and Frank Minirth–coauthors of the bestselling The Anger Workbook–show families how the "blame game" (parents blame the kids and kids blame the parents) doesn’t work. Instead they provide insight for dealing with the root causes of anger. In a perfect blend of biblical wisdom and psychological research, they show readers how to understand what can be right about anger, distinguish between healthy and unhealthy anger, recognize how anger can be managed more ...

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Overview

In this practical book, anger experts Drs. Les Carter and Frank Minirth–coauthors of the bestselling The Anger Workbook–show families how the "blame game" (parents blame the kids and kids blame the parents) doesn’t work. Instead they provide insight for dealing with the root causes of anger. In a perfect blend of biblical wisdom and psychological research, they show readers how to understand what can be right about anger, distinguish between healthy and unhealthy anger, recognize how anger can be managed more successfully by controlling desires and insecurities and addressing other underlying issues, and much more. Filled with real-life examples, checklists, evaluation tools, and study questions, this valuable resource for any parent with a preteen or teenager will help parents understand and manage their children’s anger–as well as their own–and show how to create harmony at home.

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787969035
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/26/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 905,086
  • Product dimensions: 6.96 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Les Carter is a nationally known psychotherapist at the Minirth Clinic in Richardson, Texas, where he has practiced since 1980. He has authored or coauthored seventeen books including The Anger Trap from Jossey-Bass.
Dr. Frank Minirth is president of the Minirth Clinic, which he founded in 1975. The author or coauthor of more than fifty books, he is featured on "Life Perspectives" with Don Hawkins, a national program currently on fifty-five stations, and on "American Family Radio," currently on two hundred radio stations in America.

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments xi
Twelve Steps Toward Anger Management for Parents xv
1 The Purpose of Anger 1
Step 1 Learn to identify what is behind the expression of anger, and make that a primary focus
2 How Anger Is Mismanaged 20
Step 2 Be aware of the ways you may choose to handle anger poorly, so you can be specific in your efforts to improve
3 Healthy Ways to Manage Anger 39
Step 3 When you have a responsible message to communicate, do so in a way that upholds the dignity of the others involved
4 Breaking Your Cycles of Dependency 57
Step 4 Have a strong sense of purpose as a parent in order to respond to anger-producing circumstances as an initiator, not a reactor
5 Dropping Excessive Control 75
Step 5 Realize that the best way to be in control is to diminish control tactics, speaking instead about choices
6 The Struggle for Superiority 95
Step 6 Refuse to lord over your child, but speak instead as one who believes in the equal worth of each family member
7 Anger as an Ego Trip 114
Step 7 Let humility be your guide as you demonstrate to your children that selfishness has no place in successful anger management
8 Dropping Defenses 133
Step 8 Don't be threatened by an adversarial response, but be confident in your own response
9 Establishing Boundaries 153
Step 9 Respect the fact that each family member is responsible for his or her choices
10 Myths That Perpetuate Anger 172
Step 10 Identify the false assumptions that feed your anger, and let truth guide your decisions in discipline
11 Displaced Anger 191
Step 11 Identify your own outside stressors that create anger, and choose to address them separately, as opposed to bringing them into parental communication
12 The Overcomer's Mind-Set 211
Step 12 Set aside an attitude of defeat, and recognize that in each situation you can choose to be an overcomer
Appendix Anger, Teenagers, and Medication 231
The Authors 247
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