parents yelling at kids
Grant me patience, Lord, but hurry. I recited these words like a mantra on our recent snow day, the second school cancellation in a week. Blindsided by the blizzard, everyone trapped at home again, I steeled myself for the hours ahead.
Take care of yourself. Prioritize sleep, exercise, me-time, and connecting with friends so that you are in a better place to combat personal things that can push you to yell, like hunger, exhaustion, feeling overwhelmed and experiencing any tough feeling of parenthood.
I am making progress -- I am yelling less and loving more -- and that is what matters to me more than perfection.
Caitlyn talks to Rachel Macy Stafford about her blog post, "The Important Thing About Yelling"."
My child would not have learned this empathetic response if I had remained a yeller. Because yelling shuts down the communication; it severs the bond; it causes people to separate -- instead of come closer.