Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Heart of Anger - written by Lou Priolo

I would like you to consider being part of a new study in September by our Adoption and Foster Care Ministry Leaders of the book The Heart of Anger by Lou Priolo.

The Heart of Anger: Practical Help for the Prevention and Cure of Anger in Children  -              By: Lou Priolo

This book gives families some tools for success in dealing with the anger issues that trouble some of our children. Even though God has called us to adopt and nurture these precious children, when faced with their outbursts of anger, we often find ourselves reacting the same way they do -- with anger.

The author offers ideas on how parents can help their children recognize what triggers their angry responses and then suggests how, as parents, they can respond in ways that brings healing instead of more anger.

What triggers anger?

For our kids it could be:
* Lack of control
* Resistance to allowing someone to get close
* Fear of being rejected once again

For us, as parents, it could be:
* Our kid's reaction
* Our kids' anger
* Disappointment in ourselves for not handling the situation like we should have
* Fear that we have allowed God to lead us down a path that is bigger than what we feel we can personally handle.

What better people could we talk to about these challenges than those who have been in similar situations or are currently experiencing the same things we are?

Childcare is provided. :)

Register for childcare:

For more information about this study contact:
Brandon and Heather Alverson - timberlineheart4orphans@gmail.com
Chris and Erin Branchflower - erinbeth21@hotmail.com

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