It's felt like forever, but Justin Worsham finally made it back to the show today! Jeez, what took him so long? It's not like he has a life or anything, right? Anyway the Dad Podcast host joined us today to discuss a piece in the Washington Post that Justin didn't agree with at all.
Titled "How to tame your temper when pandemic stress has you boiling," the article talks about a mother of two who reached a breaking point from the parenting pandemic stress. She became very snappy and found herself raising her voice around her kids.
She said, "I raised my voice more regularly than I ever had before. The boys noticed the change and started going to their dad for help with things, which was fine by me."
But when her 7-year-old called her a "cranky pants," she said she realized she need to change her attitude. The psychotherapist quoted in the article believes raising your voice to your kids can "shatter them." Shatter them?
It's okay to show emotions around your kids, even if they're negative. What should happen after is a conversation explaining to your kids why you got upset, and maybe your kid is being an apple and needs to see you upset.
Why are people so intent on coddling their kids? We don't get it, but we discussed this and more with our good pal Justin. Click here to read the article in the Washington Post, and listen to our discussion below!