Have you fallen into a rut where all you do is yell at your kids when you want them to do something? Find out how to break this pattern and create a happier home environment.How many people out there want a peaceful, happy and cheerful home? How many people out there are struggling to make this happen?
Most people want to create a happy environment for their family. However, the reality is that all too often you get stuck in a rut where it seems like all you ever do it yell at your kids and nag them.
Yelling might eventually get them to do what you want, but it is going to make everyone crabby, including yourself.
If you find yourself in this situation, here are some more tips to help you lighten up and start building a more positive home environment.
Parents frequently nag and yell at their kids when they are actually annoyed with themselves.
In order to avoid this, make an effort to be better organized in the morning. A great way to do this is to set up a routine in the evening .
One of the great ways to be a better parent is to make sure your own stuff is in order.
One really easy trap to fall into is being negative. It’s too easy to say “no”, “stop” or “don’t”. Instead of that, try to frame your statements or questions as a “yes”.
Instead of saying “no, we can’t go to the movie until you finished eating” tell them “yes, we will go just as soon as you’ve finished”.
It sounds like a word game, but you will be amazed at the change in tone that you will get by using this tactic. You will feel better when you say it and your kids will feel better when they hear it.
This is a great tip if you want to stop yelling at your kids. Break down the rules of behavior into short, key phrases.Keep your hands to yourself Answer the first time you’re asked Ask first
Instead of yelling at them each time one of these things come up, just repeat the phrase. They will get the point, but you won’t have to yell at them for 5 minutes to do it.
As a parent, there are a lot of times where you will have to say “no” because what your child wants to do is dangerous, it’s rude, they aren’t old enough, etc.
One of the ways to be a better parent is to limit your “no’s” to things that really matter.
If they want to sleep with their head at the foot of the bed, does it really matter? If they want to wear a red shirt with orange shorts, is it really hurting anyone? If they want to karate chop the styrofoam in the middle of the living room, don’t say no. Instead just make a deal with them that they have to clean it up when they’re done.
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