Humble Parent Pie, we had to grab a Slice
Patenting is a difficult matter and so is parenting naughty behavior, especially so. Recently my husband and I have found ourselves in a bad cycle, yelling. This form of negative parenting plagues us all. Lack of sleep, stress, and general frustrations with children’s misbehavior all contribute to our yelling. When we do so we are disrupting the smooth nature of our family’s cohesion and our little ones feeling.
Although yelling has its place it does not need to be commonplace. The occasional upset with eruption of booming yells will not damage kids forever. However a constant flow of yelling will indeed create undo upset. My husband and I were cut a slice of pie recently. This cycle of yelling stalks our home like a hungry dog who chases after rabbits.
We took a bite this weekend when it came to cleaning up the very untidy playroom. When the undertakers of this chore were less then stellar my husband went into a routine rant. Booming yells sounded and an eight-year-olds feelings were left ajar.
After taking a step back (and my husband’s hand) we together calmly and rationally “audited” their work. Discussing what we felt was dissatisfying, what would be a repercussion for their lulling, and how to amend it in the future. After my husband and I swallowed the humble pie we greatly needed; we realized our great error in not taking a step back. We were plowing threw discourse without evaluation was making our family a battleground.
So I encourage all of us to allow the humble pie to be served. Parenting is a tough job we undertake naively regardless of how much information we acquire. Therefore, I encourage you to breathe and evaluate if yelling’s hungry dog is stalking your home like mine.