Entries in the Category 'Controlling our anger'

How to handle life when it is not fair

April 19th, 2010 / 1 Comment

Last Sunday at church, I was called in to talk to a crying 8-year-old boy. “It’s not fair!” He told me in frustration. Another boy had grabbed a Pepsi bottle from his hand, and in anger he started to swing at the boy and the teacher. It wasn’t fair that he got in trouble, and […]

Building a warm and loving home

January 19th, 2010 / 1 Comment

What do you remember about your parent’s home when you were growing up? Was it a warm and loving place to come home to? Was there laughter? Did you enjoy being with your family? Do you remember kind and loving words said to you by your parents? Or was there negativity and criticism, shouting and […]

Dealing with the frustrations of parenthood

September 29th, 2009 / No Comments

I’ve posted 4 posts  in this series on How to Control Your Frustrations and Anger as a Parent. I could go on and on about all the scenarios that occur daily that makes us frustrated and angry. But I will end with this. There are many things inherent in being a parent that causes us […]

What to do when kids disobey

September 28th, 2009 / 9 Comments

I’ve never met a parent who has not been frustrated and angry at their kids. In fact, I would say most parents are worn pretty thin with kids who just simply wear them down. Are you a parent like that? In this series on Getting Control of Your Frustrations, I talked about getting frustrated and […]

Getting control of our anger

September 24th, 2009 / 5 Comments

Yelling and screaming is not the kind of mom I wanted to be. But somewhere along the way, I’ve turned from sweet mild Katy to Angry Mom. Every night I would apologize to my kids. “I didn’t mean to yell at you. I am just tired.” Being tired was always the reason, my excuse that […]

Dealing with sibling’s constant bickering

September 23rd, 2009 / 4 Comments

A recent conversation with a mom with 3 little kids prompted my post on Getting Control of Your Frustrations. Before I had kids, I was known to be a mild and gentle person. “Katy never gets mad.” But what happened to her after the kids came?? Children have the power to bring out the worst […]

Getting control of your frustrations

September 16th, 2009 / 4 Comments

I know how easy it is for a parent to lose it.  Screaming, Stomping, Throwing things!  I’ve been there. I don’t know how they do it, but our cute little angels are adorable and cuddly one minute, and drive us insane the next. But we are the adult here. We don’t need to be controlled […]