Here are some of the major revelations I have had on my Orange Rhino Challenge to Yell Less and Love More. I daily use these revelations to help me keep my yelling at bay. When I find myself heating up, I often think of at least one of these revelations to help ground me and keep me from losing it. Note an emphasis on at least as sometimes I need to think of more!
I need, need, need to take care of me so that I can take care of my boys without yelling.
I yelled at my kids because I could, because they can’t yell back and hurt my feelings.
Yelling only makes things worse; it takes a small problem and makes it even larger.
Kids aren’t just kids, they are people too and like me, they don’t like to be yelled at.
Not yelling benefits more than my kids, but also it benefits my marriage and me personally.
Yelling might work in the moment, but yelling doesn’t work long term.