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Have you ever wondered if it was possible to parent without yelling at your kids constantly?
Have you ever wanted to change the way you discipline?
Have you ever questioned if you are a good parent?
I am pretty sure we could all answer yes to these questions, at least some of the time.
I did some research and collected some of the best articles to help you become a parent who yells less.
Because the thing is, parenting is HARD!
We get frustrated.
It is the hardest journey in life you will ever take because you are directly and constantly impacting other humans with everything you do.
That’s where we, parents, also need GRACE.
In the Bible, the Apostle Paul talks to people in a church who had an argument over which leader was a better one. He says:
I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow. 1 Corinthians 3:6
We, who plant and water seeds of truth in our children’s heart, we don’t actually grow them.
The growth is up to God, and He does not need us to be perfect to be able to use us.
Just remember that when you look at your own failures and inadequacy.
And now, on to some practical help.
Here are 13 ways for you to be a parent you already strive to be.
I hope you find a few gems!
1. Help Your Child Know How to Handle Anger
She also has this cute printable below!
2. Practical Tips to Reduce Yelling
North South Blonde explains that:
Every time you yell and take your frustration out on your children, you are encouraging them to act in a similar manner. (…)You’ll realize that it doesn’t help the situation, it just feeds the fire.
Check out her post on how to discipline with less yelling.
3. Focus More on The Relationship
4. Respond Instead of React
5. Use The Word “No” Sparingly
You may think this is counterintuitive, but Kara at Extremely Good Parenting proves that using the word less frequently actually makes it more powerful.
6. Reduce Backtalk, The No. 1 Trigger For Parents
7. Give A Try to Positive Discipline
8. Try a Time-In
9. Look Inward
Not only is it important to have some practical discipline tricks up your sleeves, it is also crucial that you, as the parent work on yourself.
10. Teach Your Children Manners
11. Enhance Your Parenting Skills
Check out MomJunction’s post on what new skills you could acquire to help you feel more in control and yell less.
12. Apologize and Be Honest
Nothing better to mend the heart, than apologizing and talking honestly about what went wrong and why.
Read the Idealist Mom’s letter to her children on days when she is failing as a parent.
13. Choose Joy
Maybe, deciding to be more joyful is all you need to become a less angry parent. HandsFree Mama has a wonderfully honest post about her choice to be joyful.
I am sure, this list about parenting without yelling could go on an on.
I am thankful for the blogs and the writers behind them, that are such a wealth of information and source of encouragement.
Remember, we are all human and will make mistakes. The most important is that you never stop changing.
I would love to hear what helped you the most to reduce yelling in your home?
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