Yelling at your kids.
It is a touchy subject.
Pretty much every parent does it, but very few are willing to admit it.
Well, it's mostly because no other parents are willing to say they also do it, and people think it makes them a bad parent.
It does not.
Verbally abusing your child does, but yelling at them on occasion does not.
Actually, that's the first of five common misconceptions about yelling at your kids.
- Yelling makes you a bad parent
- Yelling permanently messes up your kid
- No other parents yell
- You can stop yelling instantly
- There's no way to yell less
Read the full story at Messy Motherhood
Justin Worsham of The Dad Podcast says that this just an example of a problematic trend that is going through parenting and society at the moment.
Whether it is condemning yelling at your kids or giving every Little League player a trophy, children are being robbed of negative experiences, which just sets them up for bigger failures in the future.
If kids never have to learn how to handle those losses and those negative experiences when they are young, then they will be crushed in the future when larger, more intense negative experiences come their way.
Listen to Gary and Shannon's full conversation with Justin Worsham of The Dad Podcast right here!
To hear more of Justin's take on yelling at your kids, and other parenting topics, you can check out all of his stuff at The Dad Podcast
Check out his latest episode on the State of The Podcast, yelling, and his Moment of the Week.