What happens when you tell your child to turn off the TV for dinnertime?
That it’s time for chores?
That you won’t buy that candy bar she’s begging you for?
Angry outbursts are pretty common in everyday life – whether the venom is directed at you as a parent, towards siblings, or to a problematic friend.
How can we teach our kids to PRESS PAUSE before becoming angry? How can we teach ourselves?
We’ll talk about it here. A key verse is found in James 1:19, “Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.”
One quick and two slows. That “slow to get angry” means “slow to boil.” When it comes to anger, be more of a crockpot, not a microwave.
Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World (includes a chapter about anger)
Anger: Taming a Powerful Emotion by Dr. Gary Chapman