Are you tired of having to yell at or nag your children in order to get them to do what you ask? Yelling all the time creates a negative connotation for your kids and it really is exhausting for you as a parent. I mean, no one likes to have to yell at their kids.
It is definitely not fun and that is why I am going to be sharing with you a few tips and tricks for getting your point across to your kids and getting them to actually listen without all of the yelling and anger.
-Set Up Rules Ahead of Time: The best thing you can do to get your kids to listen to what you tell them and cooperate with you is to set up rules ahead of time and make sure that your kids are aware of these rules. Setting up rules and chores will allow the kids to simply abide by these rules and you won’t have to tell them what to do at all. This way it will not result in you yelling at your kids.
-Be Stern Without Yelling: I think that the most effective way to get your kiddos to listen to you is to be stern and assertive, but not raising your voice. Make sure the kids know that you are serious about what you are saying, but without making it sound like you are angry or scolding them.
-Take a Step Back: If you find yourself yelling to get your point across, try taking a step back and really evaluating the situation. Think about it, is it really worth yelling about? Why are you yelling? You may be yelling for a completely different reason, such as maybe you are just stressed out. Take a minute to yourself and just take a deep breath and relax.
-Give Punishments: It is really important to give out punishments when your kiddos are not doing what you have told them to do. This will show them that you were being serious and if they do not do what they are supposed to, there will be consequences. I promise, when your kiddos know that they could possibly get into trouble if they don’t do what they are supposed to, they will begin to listen better and more often.
If one of your goals as a parent is to stop yelling at your kiddos so much, take these tips into account. Like I said before, no one LIKES yelling at their kids. I mean it is no fun, it makes you seem scary to your children, and it just doesn’t feel good as a parent.