Parenting comes with stresses that can make the most laid-back among us feel irritable, frustrated, and angry. Even parents who sincerely love their children sometimes use the wrong methods of anger and frustration in an attempt to control their children. But angry parenting doesn’t just weaken relationships between parents and their children; it can, over time, destroy them. Few parents set out to become yelling meanies who no longer enjoy their children. Yet many feel stuck, unable to pull themselves out of their ugly habits. This book:
- Provides practical and biblical solutions to get to the other side of the issue
- Gives hope and freedom from the tyranny of stressed-out and angry parenting
- Offers solutions that are ideal for any family.
If anger is in your home — even in small ways — this book is for you. It is time to replace that anger with something more powerful: patience and peace. Israel and Brook share candidly from their experience as parents.
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About the Author
Israel Wayne is an author and conference speaker who has a passion for defending the Christian faith and promoting a Biblical worldview. The author of Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview and Full-Time Parenting: A Guide to Family-Based Discipleship, Israel has written a regular column for the Home School Digest and Brush Arbor Revival Quarterly magazines and is the site editor for ChristianWorldview.net. He is a homeschool father of seven and his newest title, Questions God Asks, is due out Spring 2014.
Brooke Wayne has a desire to point parents to raise their children with a biblical worldview. Brook is a well-received author and conference speaker, as well as a full-time homeschooling mother. Together with her husband Israel Wayne they are raising their nine children and are founders of Family Renewal.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
They had me at the introduction when a story is told about the family leaving on a trip and one of the 9 children is asked to feed the chickens. I thought the story was funny but if you were there as one of those parents it wouldn't have been too funny. The book is filled with personal stories. The authors do an excellent job of keeping the readers attention while presenting some relevant and practical information for parents. It's not just about their opinions or what works for them it's about Biblical parenting. In 12 short chapters the authors share how not to parent with/in anger . . . Stressed Out and Overwhelmed Is It Wrong to Get Angry? What Causes Anger? Provoking Our Children to Wrath? Trigger Happy — What Sets You Off? Yelling Moms, Hollering Dads “But I’m Not Patient!” What Patience Is and Isn’t Nurture in the Heart of Correcting The Power of Affirmation Creating Peace in the Home Accountability From the back cover: Provides practical and biblical solutions to get to the other side of the issue Gives hope and freedom from the tyranny of stressed out and angry parenting. Offers solutions that are ideal for any family The authors also offer practical help and resources through their website , blog as well as Facebook groups. (bold words are direct links) For an interview with Shaun Tabatt of Cross Focused reviews click here. This book is a super easy read. The chapters are a little long but they are broken up with sub thoughts that make the reading really easy. This is a good and practical book for any parent. If your interested there is a reading group at Thinkingkids.org
If you are looking to get to the root cause of any anger or stress you experience in parenting or even in general, you need to read this book. Pitchin’ A Fit!: Overcoming Angry and Stressed-Out Parenting, written by Israel and Brook Wayne, is a valuable resource for parents striving to raise their children in a world filled with stress, frustration, irritability, fear, and especially anger. When I first heard about the book, I actually imagined something different than what I discovered throughout the book. For some reason I pictured more of a “How To” book. What I mean by this, is that I pictured a book that Israel and Brook were going to be sharing a lot about how they “manage” their anger and prevent stress from overtaking them. Considering they have 9 children (at the time of this writing), I figured they had a lot of scenarios and “How To” advice to share with respect to “Pitchin’ Anger”. I guess what I am attempting to say is for some reason I was expecting a more methodological approach to dealing with anger, however I discovered something much different, and actually much better. You see, there are plenty of man-made programs that teach you how to “deal” with something. There are plenty of man-made programs that help you live with something. There are even man-made programs that excuse something eliminating the call to accountability. However there is an issue with these types of programs, namely: they are “man-made” and because they are “man-made”, they will eventually fail to some degree. So if Israel and Brook had simply shared what “they” did and thought about the topic of anger, then it would simply just be their opinion and ultimately since it was from “them”, it would be bound to fail someone at some point, simply because it would be “man-made”. What I discovered throughout the pages of Pitchin’ A Fit! however was something so much better than any man-made program or method to “dealing” with anger! What I found was THE answer to living a life with your children that will truly enable anyone who desires to overcome any form of anger, stress, fear, anxiety, irritability, or frustration. In fact, THE answer that I discovered will not only help parents raising children to address their anger, but it will help anyone, in any stage of life, address their anger so that the way they think, speak, and act will be pleasing to God and those around them. I highly recommend every parent obtain a copy of this book. Through the pages of this book, God has certainly spoken to my heart on the topics of anger, stress, fear, frustration, irritability, patience, and affirmation in a way that I have not experienced before. I am thankful that Israel and Brook are willing to faithfully and uncompromisingly stand on the sure foundation to discuss the topics in this book: and that sure foundation is God’s Word. With God all things are possible, even overcoming angry and stressed-out parenting! I received this book for free via Cross Focused Reviews from New Leaf Press for an honest review of the book. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.