Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A-Z Wednesday

A-Z Wednesday is hosted by Vicky of Reading at the Beach. To join, look here.

This weeks letter is: G

Good and Angry:Exchanging Frustration for Character in You and Your Kids! by Scott Turansky and JoAnne Miller

Book Description:
Parents often feel angry when their children do the wrong things. But responding to children in anger rarely brings about the desired result and can even have a damaging effect instead. Yet anger doesn’t have to be the enemy. It can be a trigger that makes parents even more effective. Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller show them how.

Recognizing the very real emotions parents feel, Good and Angry taps into the constructive side of parents’ anger and teaches welcome strategies for addressing the things their children do to drive them crazy. Addressing common problem areas for children–such as annoying behavior, lying, not following instructions, and bad attitudes–this book outlines seven routines that will help children improve in these areas and allow them to thrive in their relationship with parents and with others.

In Good and Angry, moms and dads will come to understand anger’s true purpose and how they can use it successfully in their day-to-day parenting. They will also learn new approaches that will solve many common problems and, in the process, help both them and their children grow closer to God.

My thoughts:
I read this book last year and it was a great help to me. This was a book that was easy to read and understand, yet it is full of wonderful information. I would like to go back and re-read this again since I know I will benefit from it.


  1. Interesting! And let's face it honestly, anger happens!

  2. Sounds like a book every parent needs.

  3. This sounds like a very important book to read!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  4. I love informative books, and this looks great to help with parenting skills.

  5. Hi Beth, I was drawn to your blog because you recommended our book Good and Angry. Thank you. We know that many parents use anger to solve problems because they don't have a plan. In this book we identified seven things that make parents angry and tried to give them a plan for those things so that they won't rely on anger as a motivator. Thanks for sharing the book with others. --Scott Turansky

  6. It is always a good idea to re-read something so important to us.

  7. This sounds like a very informative book.
    Thanks for posting.

    My `G` is up here:

  8. Great choice~

    Thanks for playing!!



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