Yelled at Kids And Feeling Bad? Here’s How You can Reconnect
I would be wrong if I said that I don’t yell at the kids. Of course I do, and then I feel terrible!
But once the storm has passed, I always feel bad. The kids do too. Try these to feel better, and overall you will have a better parent-child relationship!
Ways To Reconnect After Yelling at Your Kids
1. Talk To Your Child
Yelling at your kids can be painful. If you find yourself yelling, stop, calm down, and explain to your kids why you are upset. Talk to them about how you have feelings too and how I was difficult for you to control but you really are trying to handle your emotions. Read 10 Tips To Keep Mommy Sane.
2. Comfort and Love Them
I know they get startled and upset when I am yelling at the kids. They have trouble comprehending how as a mom, I can be so angry. At this time, I make it a point to re-assure them that irrespective of the fact that I am upset, I do still love them. But yes, I have my big emotions moments.
3. Spend Time Together
Post yelling at the kids, the clingy mom in me in overdrive. I want to hold them and cuddle. This works wonders for both of us. We work together in the kitchen, go take a walk or sometimes even switch on a cute Disney movie, cuddle in and watch it together. Parents and kids need five positive interactions to counteract each negative interaction, so do what you can to reset your day! Doing one of these great Parent Child Bonding Activities always helps at times such as these.
4. Don’t Be Mad At Yourself
Don’t beat yourself up too much or feel too guilty for having yelled at kids. It happens, we all have our bad days and nobody is perfect. Be sure to forgive yourself and simply work harder to keep your calm so that you don’t have to yell next time.