The Anger Workbook for Christian Parents

The Anger Workbook for Christian Parents

by Les Carter, Frank Minirth


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780787969035
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/26/2004
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 959,100
Product dimensions: 7.05(w) x 9.31(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments.

Twelve Steps Toward Anger Management for Parents.

1. The Purpose of Anger.

Step 1: Learn to identify what is behind the expression ofanger, and make that a primary focus.

2. How Anger Is Mismanaged.

Step 2: Be aware of the ways you may choose to handle angerpoorly, so you can be specific in your efforts to improve.

3. Healthy Ways to Manage Anger.

Step 3: When you have a responsible message to communicate, doso in a way that upholds the dignity of the others involved.

4. Breaking Your Cycles of Dependency.

Step 4: Have a strong sense of purpose as a parent in order torespond to anger-producing circumstances as an initiator, not areactor.

5. Dropping Excessive Control.

Step 5: Realize that the best way to be in control is todiminish control tactics, speaking instead about choices.

6. The Struggle for Superiority.

Step 6: Refuse to lord over your child, but speak instead as onewho believes in the equal worth of each family member.

7. Anger as an Ego Trip.

Step 7: Let humility be your guide as you demonstrate to yourchildren that selfishness has no place in successful angermanagement.

8. Dropping Defenses.

Step 8: Don’t be threatened by an adversarial response,but be confident in your own response.

9. Establishing Boundaries.

Step 9: Respect the fact that each family member is responsiblefor his or her choices.

10. Myths That Perpetuate Anger.

Step 10: Identify the false assumptions that feed youranger,and let truth guide your decisions in discipline.

11. Displaced Anger.

Step 11: Identify your own outside stressors that create anger,and choose to address them separately, as opposed to bringing theminto parental communication.

12. The Overcomer’s Mind-Set.

Step 12: Set aside an attitude of defeat, and recognize that ineach situation you can choose to be an overcomer.


Anger, Teenagers, and Medication.

The Authors.

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"Parents will recognize themselves in this book. 'That's me, beenthere, and said that.' In easily implemented steps, the authorsprovide insightful, practical suggestions for changing the angerfactor in family interactions."
—Dr. Garry L. Landreth, Regents professor and director,Center for Play Therapy, University of North Texas

"Les Carter and Frank Minirth give you all you need to knowabout how to use this dicey emotion to your advantage so that youbecome the parent you want to be. As a parent of two boys, I foundthis resource invaluable and I know you will too."
—Les Parrott, Ph.D., author, High-MaintenanceRelationships

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