As a mom with a Masters in Divinity, Jeanette Hargreaves founded tempercoaching.com to help parents like her break the yelling cycle. Now, in this tender and inspiring new book, Jeanette shares her most vulnerable stories about losing her temper with her own family and how she was treated as a child.
With heart-breaking honesty and laugh-out-loud truths, Jeanette walks step by step through the stories and the practical techniques that helped her break free. From dancing in the kitchen to yawning like a mama lion, Jeanette motivates and challenges you to join her on the journey to be the patient mom you want to be.
With deep strength and grace, The Day I Threw Banana Bread and Almost Went to Jail reveals how to put laughter, love and family values back at the center of your life.
Jeanette Hargreaves received her Masters in Divinity from the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest Austin. She runs her own business as an author, public speaker, and parenting coach. She's known for transforming people's lives by sharing raw and real stories of her own.
Jeanette lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, their twins, and their spunky little dog Minnie. Before becoming a parenting coach, Jeanette held jobs as an educator and also as a news producer.
She let her hair color grow out when she was pregnant with the twins. She started graying at the age of thirteen, and she loves her sexy silver locks.
To learn more about her work, subscribe at her website tempercoaching.com.
PART I: How I Broke the Yelling Habit
1 The Day I Threw Banana Bread
2 Tardy in the Morning
3 Breaking the Silence
4 The Stages of Learning
5 Screaming Over Spilt Bubbles
6 Mama Lions Yawn
7 Crying is Like Pooping
8 The Bad News
9 Throwing Away Mom's Shoes
10 Stress is a Feeling
11 Doing it Different Than Mom & Dad
12 Going Nuts Over the Dirty Can
13 The Husband
14 Bad "Choices"
15 How to Apologize
16 Feeling Pushed Back into Old Habits
17 Don't Buy a Puppy
18 Focus on What You Want
19 A New Kind of Discipline
PART II: Emotional Intelligence at Home
20 The Shift
21 What To Do When Your Kid Misbehaves
22 What To Do When Your Kid Hits Another Kid
23 Tattle Tales
24 When Your Kid Lies
25 What To Do When Your Kid Won't Listen
26 When Someone Else Yells
27 What To Do When Your Kids Annoy You
28 Don't Beat Yourself Up
29 Rewards and Punishments
30 What's God Got to Do With It?
31 Is It Strict?
32 The Stages of Getting Help
33 At the End of this Book
BONUS When Mama Yells, A Poem
The Sticky Notes
The PDF Links