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I want to stop yelling at the kids

Yelling at kids - we all do it, and wish that we didn't. I want to stop; and here are the reasons why, and how you to can do it!

It’s been one of those weeks….and when we have one of those week’s the inevitable almost always happens. Yelling at the kids becomes something that, though I am trying not to do, it sneaks in during those stressful moment.

We all have them – I felt particularly hassled about work, the social media course I am doing, and the fact that it was the Easter holidays and work doesn’t seem to understand this at all. Blogging never stops…something that I am only just beginning to learn, three years in.

BUT this did give me the opportunity to actually stop and think about a few things:

  1. Why should we try to avoid yelling at kids?
  2. What can we actually do to stop yelling quite so much, or indeed try and cut it out altogether. Though, we have to be realistic too, and not beat ourselves up if we do shout. We are, after all, only human
  3. What to do if we do yell or shout at the children, and finally,
  4. Some alternative shouting!

I know most people don’t wake up in the morning with the idea that they are going to shout at their children; some how, for whatever reason, the day may not go as well as we have imagined, and then somehow, somewhere, we let that perfect parenting veil slip, and we are away. Yelling at the kids in a way that we loathe, and then afterwards, we loathe ourselves for doing it too.

I strongly believe that our kids mirror us – so if we yell, hey, so do they. I have therefore tried my best NOT to be a shouty parent, but tiredness, circumstances, and an unwillingness for kids to put on shoes when you ask them to, has caused me to waiver in my resolve on too many occasions.

I have learnt to lean on my friends, and stop worrying that I am the only parent that has yelled that morning before school, or after Athletics club. Yelling at kids does help long term, and we all know that. We are all striving to be better parents by doing it less, and even stopping altogether.

Here are some thoughts, in infographic form, from KiddyCharts answering some of the questions above; from tips to try to reduce your yelling at kids, to what you should do if you do.

And do forgive yourself for the occasionally relapse, sometimes life just happens.

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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Tuesday 17th of October 2017

Loved the infographic! Stopping yelling has been a real challenge for me. I'll try to implement the tips you shared. Thanks.


Thursday 7th of September 2017

but there is a time to yell - when they won't listen when misbehaving to the point where they can get hurt or hurt someone else. Be firm and they will respect you.

Our Mummy

Wednesday 6th of September 2017

Nice and educative! I tried not to.

Fritz Chery

Sunday 14th of June 2015

Great article, God bless! As parents we all have yelled at one point in time, but we need to make sure that we teach our kids by our example. Like you said they mirror us. We must always ask ourselves, am I being a positive role model? Could I have handled this situation better? Am I teaching with love

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