Remember when my kids gently and lovingly pointed out to me that I am the ‘shouty’ parent?

https://kassjangel.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/no-more-shouting-okay/

When we reached an agreement that I would try harder to not yell, or be shouty or be a loud monster? That I regretted it when I behaved like that and we were actively looking for alternatives.

Well, over on Hands Free Mama, she has nailed it, driving the point home.

http://www.handsfreemama.com/2015/01/12/the-3-second-pause-that-can-save-a-morning-spare-some-pain/

We, in our house, are looking at active communication methods and practicing them all the time now, especially as my shouty parent label has become a stirring point now, where the boys are  comfortable enough to call me on it.

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