In fact, the parents yelling in some of those scenarios may very well be you and your partner losing your cool with your own kids. Even when you don’t want to, you may find its your only form of coping through a toddler tantrum or kid meltdown. But that doesn’t mean it’s the best solution.
It was early in the morning. My kids were getting ready for school, moving at a turtle’s pace. I kept reminding them we didn’t want to be late. After many attempts to hurry them along, I realized we were officially running late, and I yelled at my kids to hurry up.
We needed to leave, and the kids weren’t complying with my request. I felt powerless, and instead of getting their attention some other way, I took the easy road and yelled.
Yelling might be our go-to reaction because this is how we were raised and what was ingrained in us as kids. But if we want to discipline without yelling, we can reprogram our mind and change how we react to things.