The destructive force of anger

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“I believe that parental anger, especially the parental anger outburst, is the single most destructive force within a family. Not anger in general, but parental anger. Do kids get angry? Of course they do. But they are kids; kids throw tantrums. That’s what a child with less than a fully developed brain does. We, however, are adults. We are supposed to have outgrown that type of childish behavior. We, the parents, are supposed to have our acts together so our children trust us implicitly as the rock they can rely on to protect them from the storms of life. We are not supposed to become an actual verbal and emotional storm ourselves.”

Source: Fearless Parenting: How to Raise Faithful Kids in a Secular Culture – George Barna and Jimmy Myers

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