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When you feel like screaming : help for frustrated mothers : updated with bonus selections from Ketterman on kids
Holt, Pat 1940-
Personal Author:
[Updated edition].
Publication Information:
Colorado Springs, CO : WaterBrook Press, 2001.
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193 pages ; 21
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Includes index.
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HQ770.4 .H65 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Parenting

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Many moms feel guilty about screaming at their children but don?t know how to stop. Ketterman says, ?Having grown up with a loving but screaming mother, I know the emotional damage it causes. Being a mother of three, I also know how easy it is to fall into the habit of screaming.? From their research and personal and professional experience, Dr. Ketterman and Pat Holt share why mothers fall into the habit of yelling and what factors drive mothers to lose control.

Using real stories from real moms, they discuss examples of how screaming and anger affects children, and also the debilitating affects it has on moms. The authors challenge parents to look at their own anger and choose to react differently. Practical steps are given for more effective and positive ways to get children to do what they must do. The second part of the book offers commonsense answers to specific questions relating to all areas of child-rearing, from infancy through teens.

Author Notes

Pat Holt is the mother of two children and the administrator of West Valley Christian Academy in California
Grace Ketterman, M.D., is a pediatrician, child psychiatrist, and mother of three who serves on staff at the Center for Behavioral Development in Kansas City, Missouri

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Part 1 When You Feel Like Screamingp. 1
1. When You Lose Controlp. 3
2. For Reasonable Reasonsp. 13
3. But It's Affecting Your Childrenp. 25
4. After the Stormp. 35
5. Mission Impossible?p. 41
6. How to Get Control of Yourselfp. 49
7. Corralling Your Kidsp. 61
8. The Key to Healingp. 73
Part 2 Answers to the Questions Parents Ask Mostp. 87
9. Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolersp. 89
10. School-Age Children and Teensp. 109
11. Family Relationshipsp. 131
12. Discipline and Spiritualityp. 145
13. Social Developmentp. 159
14. Physical and Sexual Developmentp. 169
Appendix The Mothers' Questionnairep. 185
Indexp. 189