So, the title....I'm assuming that's everyone. If you don't know anyone dramatic, maybe YOU are the dramatic one.
Our family has no lack of emotion. We are what Jen Hatmaker has referred to as a 'Spicy' family (in contrast to sweet). We don't do any of the emotions halfway around here, and we are no stranger to voluminous tirades and extremely "robust dialogue" (thank you for that term Matt Chandler).
Over the course of parenting, thanks to a top-notch counselor, I've learned that anger is what's called a "secondary emotion". Apparently being able to identify the underlying emotions is a big deal. Being able to name those emotions and have a healthy way of expressing them, being allowed to feel them, and deal with them, are the building blocks to being a person who is able to live functionally in this world.
I don't know about you, but that doesn't come easily for me. As I listened to this podcast where the authors shared about 'milestones' to be achieved on the path to emotional health, I realized that I probably need this book for myself as much as for my kids. I can't wait to dig in to this book, and because I believe that as we become emotionally healthy people who teach our children these skills the WORLD will change...I'm giving away a copy!
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I'll draw a winner on Wednesday evening!