Always shouting at your kids? 7 steps to get your sanity back

Dr Richard C. Woolfson
magyoungparents@sph.com.sg

There are good days and there are bad days, and then there are days when you think that all you have done is yell at the kids. You didn’t mean to, you didn’t want to, but as you tuck them into bed that night, you realise that you’ve been involved in a day-long screaming match with them.

Not only do you feel exhausted, ready to collapse into bed yourself, but you are also worried that you are having an adverse effect on their development.

No parent deliberately sets out to spend the whole day yelling – it’s one of those things that creeps up on you very gradually. It’s only when that feeling of sadness and misery takes over, or when you suddenly hear yourself having another screaming match, that you admit that things have gone…

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