I lost it today and yelled at my 5 year old.

Jackie - posted on 08/22/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I have a problem with yelling at my 5 year old. I have tried putting myself into time out. It works if I can remember to do it and have the time, but I don't always have that convenience. I have tried counting to 10, but I don't think it works very well for me. I have decided to try being completely silent. The reason I am going to try being silent is because usually the only reason I ever yell is because I feel I am not getting through to her and/or she is not listening to me or completely ignoring what I say to her. Does anyone have experience with this? Would like some feedback for sure! Please!

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S. - posted on 08/23/2012

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I'm a yeller too. sometimes it's not till I'm literally in the middle of a full blown argument! I think s**t i can't believe I'm arguing with a child! I yell less now I'm older I think i'v realised yelling or talking or keeping quiet none of it works lol ;)

No I count and walk away, I go back deal with it like a grown up. When my 13 year old was about 5 (when I was in my prime of yelling) I sat with my child and we wrote down what I didn't like her doing and that she didnt like me yelling (kind of like a naughty book full of our own rules) I promised to try and so did she. It was just kind of a reminder how we both should be. However that would never work with my 4 year old who can push my every button some days, with her if I show weakness she will use it, I need to stay very strong with her, keep calm and be consistent also with her if I shout she shouts back so she tought me to calm down and find knew ways.

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