yelling at kids
Because experts say that it truly does not work.
"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.
We identify with our children, and their faults make us more furious when they feel familiar. We may worry their actions are a reflection of us.
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.
Most parents can relate to the seemingly endless struggle of creating balance within their households. It can be tough to
Could you be taking out your frustrations about money, your job or your marriage on your kids? “It’s just awfully easy to
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.
Only my kids have heard that bellow. Only they know the volume my voice can reach when I call upon every last ounce of me to carry out anger. When I've reached my limit and I want to be damned sure that everyone in earshot knows it, my children are the only ones around.
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.