You're not a bad parent if you sometimes yell. It happens. The key is not getting carried away or falling into a pattern of shouting at your kids.
Carla Naumburg, PhD, author of How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids: A Guide to Becoming a Calmer, Happier Parent, found her own way to calm after realizing there had to be a better way.
In his episode, she joins host Lisa Davis to discuss the book, as well as offer these tips:
- Know your triggers by understanding what sets you off.
- Make buttons as push-proof as possible by getting enough sleep, single-tasking, accepting support, and not beating yourself up.
- Do literally anything else when on the brink of explosion. It could be the classic three deep breaths, but it could also be playing a little air guitar -- anything that redirects.