Calming the Family Storm: Anger Management for Moms, Dads, and All the Kids

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Anger and confrontation are part of our lives, like it or not. The key factor in happy families is how they handle anger. This book is all about how to deal effectively with anger in families. A practical manual of helpful aids to handling the inevitable anger that every family experiences. Helps families work on the changes that will result in less anger, more effective expression of the anger you do experience, and a happier and more ...
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Overview

Anger and confrontation are part of our lives, like it or not. The key factor in happy families is how they handle anger. This book is all about how to deal effectively with anger in families. A practical manual of helpful aids to handling the inevitable anger that every family experiences. Helps families work on the changes that will result in less anger, more effective expression of the anger you do experience, and a happier and more harmonious family environment.
  • Among the dozens of anger topics covered:
  • How anger develops, why we get angry, and the purposes anger serves in our lives.
  • Strategies to get anger under control quickly.
  • How to change your life so you don't get angry so much.
  • Developing and nurturing encouraging relationships in your life.
  • How to get along better even when you're angry.
  • Techniques for problem solving and family meetings.
  • A tool kit for discipline without anger.
  • A proven approach to couples' intimate communication, including anger.
  • Teaching children how to handle their anger with each other, and with adults.
  • Anger issues related to divorce, single parenting, and stepfamilies.
  • All-too-common problem of domestic violence.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886230569
  • Publisher: Impact Publishers Inc
  • Publication date: 9/15/2004
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary D. McKay, Ph.D. (Tucson, Arizona) is the co-author of twelve books and programs, including HOW YOU FEEL IS UP TO YOU, RAISING RESPECTFUL KIDS IN A RUDE WORLD and SYSTEMATIC TRAINING FOR EFFECTIVE PARENTING (STEP), the world's leading parent education program. He is a retired psychologist and a diplomate in Adlerian Psychology (North American Society of Adlerian Psychology -- NASAP) who conducts workshops for his publications in North America and Europe.

Steven A. Maybell, Ph.D. (Kirkland, Washington) is clinical director for Youth Eastside Services in Bellevue, Washington, a therapist in private practice, and a teacher of Adlerian Psychology in training institutes and universities throughout the country. He holds diplomates in Adlerian Psychology (NASAP), Professional Psychotherapy (IABMCP), Clinical Social Work (NASW), and is an Approved Supervisor of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. Dr. Maybell is a co-author of RAISING RESPECTFUL KIDS IN A RUDE WORLD.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix
Chapter 1 One Big Happy Family...or Is It? 1
Chapter 2 The Anatomy of Anger 11
Chapter 3 Anger Management Strategies I - First Steps 27
Chapter 4 Anger Management Strategies II - For the Long Term 36
Chapter 5 Five Steps to Less Anger in Your Life 49
Chapter 6 Encouraging Relationships 62
Chapter 7 Healthy Communication 86
Chapter 8 Problem Solving & Conflict Resolution 113
Chapter 9 Family and Couple Meetings 131
Chapter 10 "All's Fair in Love..." 145
Chapter 11 Discipline Without Anger 164
Chapter 12 Children's Choices and Consequences 177
Chapter 13 When Kids Get Angry 196
Chapter 14 Anger Management for Kids 214
Chapter 15 Angry Divorces, Single Parents, Stepfamilies 229
Chapter 16 When Anger Turns to Violence 261
Chapter 17 After the Family Storm - and Beyond 276
Appendix A Finding a Counseling Professional in Your Community 287
Appendix B Resources for Family Violence 289
Appendix C Resources for Effective Parenting 291
Appendix D More Resources 293
References 295
Index 299
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2005

    Welcome assistance for families!

    This book is a clearly written, well-organized, step-by-step and practical approach to which all family members can relate. Basic principles of Adlerian psychology, such as equality, respect and the use of encouragement in the family system are integrated throughout the book. Relevant examples are plentiful throughout the chapters. The detailed step-by-step procedures make it easy for individuals and families to transfer learning to application in daily life. The major points are reviewed at the end of each chapter to emphasize key information. This would be an excellent tool to incorporate a chapter or section at a time in weekly family meetings.

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