**Join the 30-Day Challenge**

Click on the link below to sign up for the 30 Day Challenge starting
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22. Sign-ups will be accepted until the morning of January 23rd. By signing up, you are joining my email list to receive daily emails of support for 30 days.
—–> CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP —->http://eepurl.com/MMD89

Let me guide you through my “30 Days to Yelling Less and Loving More” project:

  • It officially starts this WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014. The 30th day is February 21st.
  • The GOALS are to (1) help you learn to yell LESS and (2) help you get enough success and self-awareness that when the 30 days are over you have the confidence to keep going
  • To participate click on the link above and fill out all necessary information. This will put you on an email subscription list.
  • Between now and then please share this with your friends…trust me, you need their support!
  • Every morning (EST) I will email all participants thoughts, quotes, or goals for the day, for example, Day 1: Think about what moment made you realize you needed to stop yelling. Day 2: How interested are you in changing? When the going gets tough, will you quit? (Don’t worry, we won’t just jump into not yelling right away. We will SLOWLY prepare for the practicing of not yelling first. This is the part no one takes time to do; this is the biggest help I think I can be to you, helping you do the groundwork so less yelling is easier.)
  • Every night I will post on my Facebook Page http://www.Facebook.com/TheOrangeRhino asking people to share what they learned or thought about that day. This is the key part – this is where we can all learn from each other and support each other. Most likely, this is where you will realize you are NOT ALONE.
  • As this is the third time I have ever done this, we will adjust how I help you accordingly!

The simple part is how this will work. The hard part is well, the work; it’s challenging ourselves to change. It’s accepting that you might have to look deep at yourself, not your kids, to stop yelling. Or more eloquently put:

“When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.” ~ Viktor E. Frankl

Or as one of my favorite authors said:
Things do not change; we change.“ ~ Henry David Thoreau

Change is hard. It can be scary and intimidating. And changing a bad habit can be an out right pain the a*s. But this change is worth it. The upside is enormous: a more peaceful life, less mama guilt, a stronger, more trusting and loving relationship with your kids, greater self awareness, a lighter heart, or the list goes on and on. But don’t let me tell you what I’ve gained, go gain it all for yourself and tell me about how you are YELLING LESS AND LOVING MORE.

YOU CAN DO THIS. You totally can do this. What are you waiting for? Email me!

Am I an expert who knows what the heck she is doing with this idea? NOPE. (Let me make sure I spelled that right. N.O.P.E.) But I am going to try my hardest to break learning not to yell into really easy, simple, steps. And I am going to keep all my fingers and toes crossed that it helps you. 

34 thoughts on “**Join the 30-Day Challenge**

  1. I can’t wait to get started! I tried it alone and lasted 2 weeks. Hopefully, with the support I can make it to 30 and then go from there! Thanks!!

  2. Myself & 2 other ladies started your challenge 1 week ago. Sunday was the beggining of week 2! I already see an improvment. Every day I do not reach the rage stage is a success for me. Our motto is Gloria Estefen’s song”There is always tomorrow, to start over again”!

  3. I have 3 boys 14, 11 and 4. The 14 year old is pushing for independence and is not hard to deal with. The 11 year old has an issue of talking back since the age of 7 doesn’t stop at any cost. Nothing affects him, nor encourages him to stop. the 4 year old potty training refuses to poo in the potty and will do it one time during the day but 30 min later in his pants. I have little control over them and nothing i do works so i yell and that gets their attention. Taking things away, grounding nothing stops the middle one. Help i need sanity.

  4. Love this page and I accept this challenge, change will be a good thing…at least less yelling(which I hate myself for)….always said I wouldn’t yell….with 3 kids I find its not a daily occurrence ….but it happens too often for my liking!!

  5. I saw you on WGN news this morning and am happy you took that step, otherwise I may have not have found your story, its real and heartfelt and it reminds me other parents are going thru the same thing.Thank you!

  6. Yell Less and Love More..I am nervous but ready to take the challenge. Thank you, you are an inspiration. 4 kids in my house, so pretty tough not to yell.

  7. The thing about being a mom with many children (I have ten of them!) is that people assume that I’m two things: 1) super organized, and 2) patient. Well, my house seems to always be a cluttered wreck, so super organized I am most definitely NOT…and I yell at least 5 times a day. And I hate that. I really do. So yes, I’m up for this challenge :)

  8. I’ve read some of your blog in the past, and I forgot to keep up (sorry!) The challenge info came up when I googled “my toddler only stops screaming when I start crying” just a little while ago. He’s recently started throwing these terrible ear piercing screaming tantrums and I find myself howling back at him against my better judgment. It took my husband and I a while to realize that reasoning with an irate toddler does not work, neither does ignoring him, putting him in his room, and of course, screaming is lowest on the effective tactic list. We have discovered first hand how the terrible two’s got its name. I already yelled today, and feel terrible, but I’m ready to take the challenge. Thanks so much for posting this, I couldn’t have found if at a better time.

  9. I am not sure what to expect out of this but I am open to trying! When your 3 year old daughter comes up to you and says “my sad when you yell at me”, that’s when you know you need to stop yelling. It is so easy to do though, so easy to just raise your voice so your kids will stop and listen. There must be another way. There has to be another way. So here I am.

  10. I love, love, love this idea! And your page! A humble suggestion to tuck in the back of your mind, maybe for next time – a closed group page on FB that serves as the forum. Some people (err, me) won’t post on your FB page – really dig deep, share, and reflect – because it’s open. It comes up on the FB stalker feed on the right side of the screen – everyone you are friends with can see what you wrote. I don’t want to share intimate details of my life (and ugly yelling) with real people that I know – I need anonymous Internet strangers for that! Love your work, Orange Rhino. Keep up the great work. :)

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