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Yelling {Book Review}

I was recently approached to write reviews for a magazine and website called, Eternal Encouragement (formerly Teach magazine). They have a "mom blog" that gives support to mommies everywhere.  
 I prayed about it and decided to give it a try.  So, here it goes...

Every mom, at some point or another, will yell at their child.  I am a firm believer that yelling doesn't get you (me) anywhere, but there are times that voices do get raised.  It never feels good after the situation has dissolved and you sit and think about how that affected the relationship you have with your child.

Were you calm? No.
Were you in control of your own emotions? No.
Were you showing self-discipline? No.
Were you offering grace? No.



But, the truth remains, we are ALL sinners and can't escape the mistakes we will inevitably make.  

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This e-book is a tool to give yelling mommies some steps to take in order to remove the yelling from the parenting.  There were several valid points that I will share, and then I encourage you to check it out yourself.  

1.  Recognize your triggers...

Hello?!?!  When I'm busy and my kids aren't doing what they are supposed to be doing, i.e. not bothering me, I find myself more apt to yell at them.  I will tell them to stop arguing and share.  Yeah... come on all you 4 year olds out there- SHARE!
Seriously?  Who am I kidding... which leads me to the next point.

2. Train your children...

I fail to do this when I'm busy as well.  I HAVE to clean, or cook, or write a quick email to someone.  I don't have time to train, so they need to train themselves, right?  Ummm... that doesn't work either.
We are their mothers, and God has entrusted them to us.  We need to train them before all else.



3.  Make a joyful noise unto the Lord...

When you take time to bond and play with your kids, you are less likely to yell.  Love on them.  Play with them.  Sing with them.  Just be... with them.  Who wants to submit to a mommy that is mean and uncontrolled?  They want to follow a mother that is worthy to be praised.



4.  And last, but certainly not least, Pray.
We should daily cover ourselves, and our families in prayer.  We have a big job to do.  We have many obstacles that can only be overcome with God. He needs us to come to Him and lay our troubles down at His feet.

Enough babbling from me... check out the e-book!  

xx Liz

12 comments:

  1. Well said Liz.
    The important thing is to always recognize when you do yell! Because it will eventually happen :( If you are in denial about yelling, that makes the situation even worse!!

    It's just like if your boss yells at you all day!!

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  2. This is a great post! I agree with all of it! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Thank you for posting! The points you brought up are just SO important. Great review!

    Jeana

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  4. Liz, I was recently asked by the same people to review this e-book as well. I was excited to do so, until I read the title. Ouch. I have shared on my blog many times about my struggle with being a yeller. This e-book was another confirmation of what God had already been dealing with me about. I am so glad I was asked to review it as it truly blessed me. Great post!

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  5. Thanks for reviewing this resource! I grew up in a pretty loud family. We all love each other, but all of us (mom included) yelled a lot, even when we weren't angry but just wanted to be heard over each other (5 kids!). I don't have my own kids yet, but I do worry about passing that down, and I know there must be a better way. I'll have to read this book!

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  6. What a great review! These are all good reminders. I hate when I yell at my kids. And it is SO true, when we take time to bond with our kiddos, we are less likely to yell at them!!

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  7. Good to know about this book! Thanks for sharing!

    Lisa

    www.moretobe.com

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  8. Great comments. Children definitely learn by example. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. This post is great!! I'm so glad I found your blog! I'm a new follower!

    Digger ~xoxo~
    www.digdeeperdesign.blogspot.com

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  10. Fantastic review! I love the personal touch with the family pictures. Very encouraging and personal!

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  11. Your all pictures are very nice and very cute. You are looking so beautiful and your both kids are really looking sweet.

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