Wednesday, February 3, 2010

You yell a lot

Do I? Is it in anger or just to call to the kids in the other room? Does that even matter? What am I teaching them by yelling? And can tell you that I see me in Max's behavior. Does it break my heart when I see him yell at Maggie, yes. Emphatically yes. I need to change my own behavior so that he can change his. It's all about modeling. I don't want Maggie to end up doing the same thing to Harry.

I just looked at my friend's blog

I haven't gone and looked at the blog she is suggesting but I will. I am hoping that I can start to find better ways to bring the joy to stay in the house. We do have lots of joyful times but I want our home to just be joyful.

1 comment:

  1. I wasn't able to comment yesterday at work, so I wanted to jump on today while I had the chance. I come from a loud family, so it's hard for me to notice when I go from my normal loud to yelling. I know I do it more than I should, so I'm working on how I handle difficult moments in general. I'm not so much trying to not yell, I'm trying to handle the moment differently so that maybe yelling won't enter in. It's working a little bit, but not as much as I'd like.