On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I talk with Dr. Scott Turansky about anger in kids. Scott is the co-founder of the National Center for Biblical Parenting. He holds two masters degrees from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary in Portland Oregon. He also has a doctorate in organizational management and strategic planning from Fuller Theological Seminary. He’s married to Carrie, and has five children and four grandchildren. Scott has been a pastor for more than 30 years.
“Anger cues are the first step in developing an anger management plan. Some children do feel like they ramp up really quickly, or parents will even say, ‘My child goes from 0 to 60 instantly,’” said Scott. “What we’re saying is ‘There are indicators that this child’s frustration starting to boil, and we want to pick up on those in advance.’ This is a self-awareness approach that we’re trying to use. The reason we do that is because James 1:19 and 20 says, ‘Be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to get angry.’ How can you be slow to get angry if you can’t see it coming on?”
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