All mothers experience frustration, stress, and difficulty in coping with their children at times. Though motherhood can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a woman's life, it can also be one of the most emotionally draining. When faced with this stress, many mothers resort to screaming at their kids in order to gain some control over what feels like an out-of-control situation. Though they often feel guilty about screaming, they often do not know how to stop. Drawing upon years of research, as well as extensive personal and professional experience, Dr. Grace Ketterman and Pat Holt share why mothers fall into the habit of yelling and what factors drive them to lose control. Using real stories from real moms, they discuss how screaming and anger affect children, as well as the debilitating effects they have on moms. The authors challenge readers to look at their own anger and show them how they can choose to react differently. Practical steps are given for choosing more effective and positive ways to get children to do what they must do. The second part of the book offers commonsense answers to specific questions relating to all areas of child rearing from infancy through the teen years.