Israel and Brook Wayne in writing Pitchin’ A Fit! have given parents of children of all ages a valuable resource.
Parents especially fathers are given the command to not provoke their children to anger. Yet it seems in parenting we are tempted to match our children’s temper tantrums and fits with our very own. It is all too easy as a parent to direct our frustrations over the stresses of life at our children and this is why this book is so important.
The authors provide a biblical assessment of anger noting while there are grounds for righteous anger all to often the anger that is expressed toward children is unrighteous and sinful. The authors encourage parents to find out what the triggers of anger are in their families and begin to pray and address those areas. The authors put forward what is to be put on in the place of anger and those qualities that replace anger are patience and affirmation.
I would recommend this book to any parent. It’s too important of an issue for parents not to address. Our children learn how to react to life and others through us, if as parents we leave a legacy of anger it will bear poisonous fruit in the lives of our children.
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