I am excited to work with Eternal Encouragement as one of their Gabby Moms (no comments, please)! When they sent me a copy of their e-book, Yelling: The Cause, The Casualty, The Cure, I felt a bit smug. The only time I really raise my voice to my children is when one of them is involved in a potentially dangerous situation (which does happen quite often with 3 boys in the house).
However, the more I read this short but powerful e-book; the more I realized how an impatient sigh or a harsh, critical word can be just as destructive as yelling at my children. The practical tips in this book were helpful for any mother who wants to build a better relationship of encouragement with her child.
Speaking of encouragement, whether you are a "yell-er" or not, you will not feel chastised by this book. I was encouraged to read a simple plan to help me stop my critical words and felt motivated instead of being overwhelmed with an impossible change.
I would heartily recommend this to any mother of children whether she is a screamer or a sigh-er.
Jennifer Self is a disciple of Jesus Christ who loves following His plan for her life as a wife to the most wonderful man in the world and mama to four little blessings. Her days are filled with spending time with her man, homeschooling, preparing reasonably healthy meals and keeping the dust bunnies and the clutter monster at bay with a little blogging mixed in. After her family has been taken care of, she dabbles in her other passions of reading, health and music. She blogs about her life, her Heavenly Father, marriage, parenting and home at www.joyeverafter.blogspot.com and real food for real families from the perspective of real faith at www.growingreal.net.