Sep 11, 2019 | Podcast, The Living Room

014: Calming Angry Kids (and Moms!) with Tricia Goyer

We win when we stay calm!

In this episode, my friend and the author of Calming Angry Kids: Help and Hope for Parents in the WhirlwindTricia Goyer, shares about her journey as a mother of ten, seven whom they’ve adopted in the last nine years, and practical ways to break the trend of anger in your home.

Just as we teach our kids to brush their teeth and make their beds, we also have the opportunity to teach them healthy ways to manage their emotions and know they are loved in the process.

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Important Takeaways from Show

  • When dealing with a strong-willed child our bodies will naturally begin to react, but we can choose what to do with that.
  • We win when we stay calm.
  • Our calm presence can calm our child.
  • When emotions are peaked, we cannot think rationally.
  • You don’t have to solve the problem immediately. Sometimes everyone needs space to process things.
  • Our identity is not found in how well-behaved our kids are.
  • Let your kids know you are aware of their emotions. Labeling your child’s emotions helps open the door to talking about them.
  • Talk with them about how to handle their emotions at a time when they are not upset.
  • Giving other parents grace helps us to give grace to ourselves.
  • Don’t worry about the problem, rather focus on investing time with your child.
  • Our kids will be more likely to receive advice when we’ve bonded with them.
  • Take your emotions to God and trust the Holy Spirit to work and bring His fruit (love, joy, peace) in your life.
  • Respect your kids with your words. Teach them your family values through word and action.

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Links from Show

Calming Angry Kids: Help and Hope for Parents in the Whirlwind

Calming Angry Kids Facebook Group

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