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