Yelling may be a habit that many parents have picked up over the years. You might ask, is it ok to yell at my teen?
Will this help your parenting? We discuss the answer today.
In today’s fast paced culture, the last thing parents want is a miserable parenting experience. Ironically, parents who have the tendency to yell during conflict will get a miserable parenting experience.
The Problem With Yelling
Yelling damages our kid’s self-esteem; and, because we’re often out of control when we yell–or at least we appear to be–it instills in our kids a tremendous sense of insecurity.
Kids Want Action
Believe it or not your teen needs and wants action from you; this means developing boundaries.
When the boundaries are crossed, calmly implement the consequence or warning for a first offense then go on about your day.
I have written and speak extensively on the importance of boundaries. Below are some quick resources:
- Develop Boundaries in 3 Steps
- 2 Ways to Effectively Parent Your Teen
- I’d also like to point you to Chip Ingram’s Effective Parenting in a Defective World.
Conversation Starter: What are your thoughts on yelling?