Yes, it is OK to yell at your kids, if done the right way.

Yelling tends to happen during a moment of heightened emotions, and heightened emotions tend to make our judgement blurry. We might have had a good reason to lose our cool, but once that cool is lost, it’s easy to get carried away.

 

Carla Naumburg, a clinical social worker and author of the recently published, “How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids,” said parents who are worried that their yelling may have veered toward rage should ask themselves a few questions: Was their behavior explicable to the whole family? Was there a clear cause-and-effect as to why they get so upset? If not, then the yelling may be traumatizing for the child.

 

Read more of what I had to say about this over on CNN.

The post Yes, it is OK to yell at your kids, if done the right way. appeared first on Carla Naumburg, PhD.

View Original Source at CarlaNaumburg.com

Shared by: Carla Naumburg, Ph.D, Contributing Blogger

Tags: , , ,

Subscribe to our Weekly Summary of Local Social Service News

Get a weekly email of all new posts.