In my last post, we talked about the first reason homeschooling moms cry: Part 1. Today I’ll be sharing the 2nd reason that I have seen homeschooling moms cry: THEY HAVE AN ANGER ISSUE.
2. They have an anger issue.
Often in my workshops, the topic of winning and keeping the heart of your child is discussed. Along with that, I always mention the importance of getting your anger under control. I have had moms start to cry when I talk about this; many have come to my booth and cried as they talked about their struggle to control their anger.
When you have an anger issue, it leaves you feeling guilty for how you respond to your kids. I know their have been times when I responded to my kids in anger, determined it wouldn’t happen again, then cried when it did.
I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating. Getting angry with your kids occasionally, and responding wrong isn’t going to bring your children to ruin. However, it can ruin your relationship with them, if you don’t make it right.
When you get angry and respond harshly, ALWAYS go to that child and apologize. Make things right as soon as you realize you lost control.
If this is something you struggle with, don’t despair. You aren’t alone. Many moms struggle with their anger. The key is learning to control it with God’s help.
If you are looking for more help in this area, here is a previous post on anger: Are You An Angry Parent?
Seek God’s help, and ask Him for victory in this area!