You would think that wearing skirts and dresses would make me more demure and feminine. Well, I would anyway. And I’d be dead wrong. Dresses do not stop me from losing my temper and yelling at my “exactly-like-her-headstrong-mother” daughter. Did you get all that? And not only are my 3 year old and I throwing estrogen canons all over the house, but my 1 year old has decided to join the fun. YIKES!
Given the increase in the amount of yelling around this house, Lorrie’s e-book Yelling: The Cause, The Casualty, The Cure could not have arrived at a better time. Lorrie is somehow able to sympathize with the reasons that I yell while making me resolve to change. And she can do all that without making me feel like a terrible mom! In addition to pointing out the causes, the discusses the effects of yelling on children and how to beat your trigger points.
Her first cause – child training (or in my house, lack therof) TOTALLY hit home for me. In fact, I didn’t read the rest of it for a little bit to work on that one. Either our 3 year old could do whatever she wanted or I nitpicked her to death. Finally, I decided to get the BIG THREE and address them every. single. time. And it worked much better. Even my husband noted that I nitpick less and our home is more peaceful. And if I give an inch, she takes a whole mile and I have to start all over again. The tips have been great for changing other little things in my disposition, too.
Thank you to Eternal Encouragement for providing a copy of this ebook. This is a trial post — I am in the running for being a Gabby Mom blogger for them. Wish me luck!