yelling at kids
"I'm crying because you are yelling at me!" said Liam when I told him to stop. "I'm yelling at you because you are crying," I said. Which not only underlined the absurdity of the situation, but made me feel so proud of my parenting and my ability to manage myself and a 9-year-old. Sigh.
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 often stressed out. And as much as I hate to admit it, I can't always hide this side of myself from my kids.
Often during the early days of The Orange Rhino Challenge, when I found myself struggling and wanting to quit because I felt it was too late to stop yelling and that my kids would always remember the awful times I had yelled in the past.
Sometimes the yelling is funny, sometimes it's maddening and it's almost always (heaven help me for this confession I'm about to confess) annoying.
WSJ Article Says Three Out of Four Parents Yell Once Per Month. And Now We Can All Feel Like Failures.
A new Wall Street Journal says that three out of four parents yell at their children once a month. I say four out of four parents are liars.
Neil Bernstein, author of How to Keep Your Teenager Out of Trouble and What to Do if You Can't, agreed with the study's implications
After all four of my boys burst into tears, I decided enough was enough.