Why Parents Yell
There are several signs for us that we need to take a step back and evaluate our parenting. One of those signs is consistent yelling. When we yell at our children we make ourselves the consequence and begin to remove our relationship from them.
There are several reasons why parents yell. Yelling may be the only parenting style we have observed. It is also a sign of exhaustion; we are so tired that our fuse is short. Another reason is that we may forget that children will act like children, and we are taking their behavior personally. It may also be a sign that there is too much stress in our lives and our children are getting the brunt of it.
What we discussed yesterday may be one of the main reasons parents resort to yelling. . There may not be a plan for consequences in our home so the result is we get frustrated or feel helpless. Take the time to sit down with your spouse and come up with some consequences that fit the “crime” rather then resort to yelling.
Listen to today’s podcast for more insight on yelling.