Calming the Family Storm: Anger Management for Moms, Dads, and All the Kids (Google eBook)

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Impact Publishers, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 306 pages
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Anger and confrontation are a part of our lives, like it or not. The key factor in happy families is how they handle anger. This book is all about how to deal effectively with anger in families. A practical manual of helpful aids to handling the inevitable anger that every family experiences. Helps families work on the changes that will result in less anger, more effective expression of the anger you do experience, and a happier and more harmonious family environment. Among the dozens of anger topics covered: How anger develops, why we get angry, and the purposes anger serves in our lives. Strategies to get anger under control quickly. How to change your life so you don't get angry so much. Developing and nurturing "Encouraging Relationships" in your life. How to get along better even when you're angry. Techniques for "Problem Solving" and "Family Meetings." A tool kit for "Discipline Without Anger."
  

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Calming the Family Storm by Dr. MacKay & Dr. Maybell is a rare gem. It addresses a huge modern problem - time pressed families don't have time to communicate or to communicate well. The book is easy to read and chock-full of practical tips. I would recommend it unreservedly for any family or counselor.
-W.F. Peate, MD, MPH
 

Contents

One Big Happy Family or Is It?
1
The Anatomy of Anger
4
First Steps
27
Anger Management Strategies II
36
Five Steps to Less Anger in Your Life
49
Encouraging Relationships
62
Healthy Communication
86
Problem Solving Conflict Resolution
113
Anger Management for Kids
214
Angry Divorces Single Parents
225
Stepfamilies
229
When Anger Turns to Violence
261
After the Family Storm and Beyond
276
Finding a Counseling Professional in Your Community
287
Resources for Family Violence
289
Resources for Effective Parenting
291

Family and Couple Meetings
131
Alls Fair in Love
145
Discipline Without Anger
164
Childrens Choices and Consequences
177
When Kids Get Angry
196
More Resources
293
References
295
Index
299
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Gary D. McKay, Ph.D. (Tucson, Arizona) is the coauthor of twelve books and programs, including HOW YOU FEEL IS UP TO YOU, RAISING RESPECTFUL KIDS IN A RUDE WORLD and SYSTEMATIC TRAINING FOR EFFECTIVE PARENTING (STEP), the world's leading parent education program. He is a retired psychologist and a diplomate in Adlerian Psychology (North American Society of Adlerian Psychology -- NASAP) who conducts workshops for his publications in North America and Europe.

Steven A. Maybell, Ph.D. (Kirkland, Washington) is clinical director for Youth Eastside Services in Bellevue, Wshington, a therapist in private practice, and a teacher of Adlerian Psychology in training institutes and universities throughout the country. He holds diplomates in Adlerian Psychology (NASAP), Professional Psychotherapy (IABMCP), Clinical Social Work (NASW), and is an Approved Supervisor of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. Dr. Maybell is a coauthor of RAISING RESPECTFUL KIDS IN A RUDE WORLD.

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