Do you find yourself shouting at your children? You really try to not shout, but it seems like they don’t listen until you yell.
Maybe they shout at you and stomp off which only makes you want to shout back.
Maybe you are frustrated and overwhelmed and something like spilt milk or a lost shoe just sets you off with the feeling of it’s too much and you shout.
It happens. We shout, but that doesn’t make it right or an acceptable way for us to approach our parenting.
In this Renewed Mama video podcast I share three better ways than shouting.
We can’t control much of the world around us including our toddlers, teenagers, and our spouse, but we can control how we respond. We can check in with ourselves and ask:
What am I feeling right now?
What am I thinking? What do I want to say or to shout?
Am I stressed, frustrated, overwhelmed, upset about something else?
Is this just the trigger that is trying to set me off?
Get to the root of what is actually bothering you and then ask, “How will I choose to respond?” Mama, you can respond right.
Would you share in the comments below how these three better ways will help you to keep from shouting? I want to hear from you.
I bless you, Mama. Keep your mind strong and the words you speak pure, lovely, and good.