Managing Unruly Emotions (Ours and Theirs)

With the sweeping changes in both society and in our schools, it’s natural for emotions to run high. Today’s guest Amber Lia, author of Triggers, joins Lee to talk about how we can manage both our emotions and those of our children. This conversation is full of practical advice, including distinguishing between the voices of God and our enemy, tips for leaving fear out of our parenting decisions, and strategies for engaging our kids in conversations about what they’re feeling. You won’t want to miss this one!

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Triggers: Exchanging Parents’ Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses by Amber Lia and Wendy Speake

Parenting Scripts: When What Your Saying Isn’t Working, Say Something New by Amber Lia and Wendy Speake

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About our Guest:

Amber Lia is a work-at-home mom, blogger, public speaker, and author. She and her husband, Guy, own Storehouse Media Group, a faith- and family-friendly TV and film production company based in Los Angeles. Amber is the author of Marriage Triggers: Exchanging Spouses’ Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses and co-author of Triggers: Exchanging Parents’ Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses and Parenting Scripts: When What You’re Saying Isn’t Working, Say Something New. Amber is also the author of the Study Buddy bible study guide series for parents and children. She and Guy have four sons.

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  1. Thank You Amber for your podcast today on managing unruly emotions.
    During this long-distance learning season for 2nd Quarter, I like how you mention to focus on ourselves and them. Also, to get to know our child’s curiosity and character. And starting to establish those conversations with our child to see how they may be feeling.
    My son is 15, a sophomore at a Hawaii public school. No siblings. And for a few months our family has attended church services virtually and our son’s Youth group has stopped (even when others choose to attend in person, but due to the large amount of attendees our family remains at Home— a tough decision that my husband and I agree on due to his job as a health practitioner).
    My heart aches for my child’s lack of in-person interaction both at school and at Youth Group.
    I am fairly new (since April 2020) to MIPI) and continue to meet weekly praying with my Mom prayer partner. She has two sons 6 and 3 year olds.

    1. Janelle, Thank you for your comment. I will share this with Amber. It sounds difficult for your son right now with the covid situation. I will pray for him also, that God will bring him godly friendships, even if they’re online right now. Thankful to hear that you’re praying with another mom.

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