“Don’t do that!”
As a mom of a 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘶𝘭𝘪𝘵 𝘯𝘢 toddler, our kids are into exploring things around.
But have you (intentionally or unintentionally) shouted at your kids because of something they did or are doing?
We sometimes panic and sort out to screaming when we see our kids almost touching the elesi of the electric fan, or about to touch the plug of an appliance, or about to put their fingers inside a functioning sucket or maybe like my Yohan who is doing her first mini acrobatics.
After that, we lash out and get angry and maybe even unknowingly slightly beat their butt or hands (sometimes even exceeding).
I totally understand you! I was once like that with my foster kids.
And after that, we feel so guilty about our splurges. But the damage has been done.
A kid who only wants to play already had a broken heart more than that bruise in his/her butt.
But I understand you. Being a mom or a parent we are just cautious.
Since I realized that screaming at kids may drive them anxious I looked for ways to improve myself.
Now I have learned how to control my temper better. I still sometimes splurt a high voice but in a controlled and calm way.
Whenever my Yohan is about to pick dirty stuff from the floor and almost put it in her mouth, I can calmly say “No..” and hold her hand to stop her and I sometimes even make fun out of it with her.
I hope that you find the calmness in your situation too.
May you receive your blessings,