Positive parenting tips: How to stop yelling at your toddler
If you feel like you're at your wits end dealing with your child, then read these positive parenting tips before you lose your temper!
The Orange Rhino blogger
Taken from the amusing mommy blog, “The Orange Rhino” shares 100 fun and silly ways to blow off steam when you feel like you’re about to burst. We, however, will be sharing 50 of the suggested ways for you to stop yelling and to start loving your kids more. Anger management has never been more fun and easy.
Stop yelling method one: “Fun alternatives”
- Give yourself an adrenaline rush and dash around the house.
- Utter gibberish to self.
- Burst out laughing for no reason.
- Do star jumps or push-ups.
- Clap until your kids stop making a fuss.
- Do the Hokey Pokey, and turn yourself around.
- Start singing as loud as you can.
- Act as if you have Laryngitis and lost your voice.
- Try to talk and act like a robot.
- Start playing hide ‘n seek or other games with them.
- Give them a big fat hug.
- Do the crab walk.
- Spray silly string.
- Attack your child with tickles.
- Fill your mouth with M&M’s (chocolate makes you happy).
- Chew something hard like carrots and apples.
- Read your favorite part in “50 Shades of Grey”.
Stop yelling method two: “I look like a fool”
- Yell into a space, any space (closet or kitchen).
- Cool your head in the freezer.
- Raise your hands in the air like you just don’t care.
- Act like a dog and howl like one.
Stop yelling method three: “I’ll be considered a bad parent”
- Watch TV instead.
- Have ice cream with the whole family.
- Put your headphones on.
- Act like something terrible just happened and act like you’re in disbelief.
- Imagine yourself drinking your favorite cocktail on the beach.
Stop yelling method four: “Preventive alternatives”
- Post unflattering pictures of your children.
- Use an aromatherapy candle to relax your mood.
- Try yelling, “I love you. I love you. I love you.”
- Imagine the worst case scenario.
- Start squeezing play-doh or silly putty as hard as you can.
- Gulp down a glass of water.
- Breathe in.
- Send a text to your friend and tell him or her you’re losing it.
- Set a phone alarm for every 30 minutes reminding you not to yell.
- Splash cold water on your face.
- Put a finger to your lips in ‘shhh’ position.
- Get distracted by something you love.
- Practice yelling motions but don’t let your voice out. This releases endorphins.
- Ask your child, “Why are you crying?” or “Why are you doing that?”
Stop yelling method five: “You’ll think I am cheesy”
- Command yourself out loud, “Serenity NOW!”
- Tell yourself out loud, “It’s going to be a GREAT day today!”
- Express your feelings to your kids.
Stop yelling method six: “More serious”
- Start counting until you calm down.
- Walk away.
- Write down your frustrations in your journal.
- Squeeze your hands together.
- Take a deep breath.
Will you be trying any of these methods? If so, which one? We’d love to hear from you!
Article originally published on: theAsianparent.com
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