meltdown

This is the second post in a series about why and how I gave up yelling at my kids — for good. Read Part 1: The Meltdown.   I knew that if I was going to make good on my promise to my child — which I had clarified as “Never yell at you again because […]

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On July 9, 2017, I lost. my. shit. on one of my 5-year-olds. It wasn’t just a momentary lapse. It was a solid hour of us screaming at each other. A grown adult, having an hour-long screaming match with a 5-year-old. And I was going to win. As I watched him lose the will to […]

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www.amateurparenting.com — There’s this thing that happens when you spend all day every day saying yes to other people. You stop saying yes to yourself. At least, that’s what’s happened to me over the last several months. I said yes to work. I said yes to friends. I said yes to organizations and groups. I […]

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