As a parent, you probably know that you need to model the behavior you want to see in your children.
That's not always easy, however, and you may end up yelling at your little one. Usually it’s because you're desperate, tired, frustrated, angry, and not sure what else to do.
But yelling, like spanking, is a short-term solution that ultimately causes more harm than good.
If you react to your child's "talking back" or misbehavior by exploding or losing your temper, he will respond with disobedience and disrespect. By contrast, he will become more obedient when you remain calm, cooperative and consistent.
In this segment of Healthy Children, Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann and Melanie Cole, MS, discuss how yelling at your children does more damage than good, as well as healthy ways to mitigate your own anger and frustration.