I’m writing this post today with a scratch in my throat. No, not a scratch due to a cold, but a scratch due to raising my voice to get my kid’s AttEnTion or tell them they need to stop doing something for the 20th time! Can you relate?
I remember my teaching days and how I learned in college that no good teacher will YELL at their students to get them to listen. I just had to LaUgh when I thought of that today. It is amazing what situations can make you ScReAm, regardless if you are a “good” parent or not.
When I reach the point of YELLING it is an instant reminder that I need a B R E A K. I need to ask for help, get a babysitter, or take a night off and distance myself from the kiddos so I can sort out my thoughts and relax. When I do, I am much more patient with the kids and it makes me feel like a better Mom because I can handle frustrating situations with more ease.
No one wants to be the yelling Mom…so the best thing to is find a SoLuTion to the problem…see you after my nap ;)