Anger is an issue I struggle with significantly as a mom. I read this quote on www.desiringgod.org, and I'm directing this one toward myself as a mother.
"...you overcome your own anger and replace it with tenderhearted joy. Joy that spills over onto your children. When the mouth of dad [or mom!] is angry, the tender emotions of a child are consumed."
The author cited Ephesians 4:31-5:2, and basically explained in this article that God went to great lengths and self-sacrifice to lay down His own anger--by sending Jesus. So I, too, should imitate God this way.
A great reminder to me...I'd appreciate your prayers in this!