Friday, July 20, 2012

Anger Management for Moms

Kids bring the worst out of their parents, especially moms.  We do things and say words we never thought we would say to our own flesh and blood. 

A couple of weeks ago, I discussed my own anger issues and tendency to yell at my children out of frustration.  In this post, I shared some ideas that I have found in helping with this sin in my life. 

In timing that only God can provide, Focus on the Family aired an episode on the same subject.  In a two-part series, Julie Barnhill shared her life story and book in the episode entitled Managing Anger-Help and Hope for Moms.  These segments are packed full of helpful wisdom. 

To listen to these programs, click on the link above and then: 
1. Click on "Shows."
2.  Choose "Managing Anger - Help and Hope for Moms 1" on July 11th.  (You may have to navigate to another page to find this date.)

Here are a few of the points that I took to heart.
  • Choose the best, say no to the rest.
  • Don't get overwhelmed with all of your faults.  Choose one area to start. 
  • Think about what your say to your child and then imagine a stranger saying it to your child.
If you are unable to listen to the program, you may want to pick up Julie Barnhill's book, She's Gonna Blow!: Real Help for Moms Dealing with Anger.  I haven't read the book but have put it on my list to pick it up!

How do you keep from "blowing" up at your children?


  1. You answered my prayer today! I caught the tail end of this show on the radio the other day but couldn't for the life of me remember the name of the author or even the show! I am a mom who has been struggling with this very issue a lot lately. Can't say thanks enough <3

    1. I love how God works! And, you are not alone in this issue :)

  2. Thank you again for sharing more on this topic. It is an answer to prayer to be able to listen to this show!


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