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post #101 of 112
I would be happy to keep this thread going forever. I feel like I've been 100% better since we started . . . I haven't yelled or been snarky with my four year old since last Saturday, and I am really proud of myself since things were not going so well before that and I was getting frustrated way too easily.

I feel like a better mom, and she's responding better as well (gee, there's a surprise).

Let's keep going. :-)
post #102 of 112
I'm doing okay...darn PMS is really screwing with me...now that AF is full fledged here I should be balancing out a bit. My moods ALWAYS go hay-wire during PMS..lovely.

I didn't even yell when he tripped out the circut breaker box by turning the bathroom light off and on 10000 times...lol
post #103 of 112
Ooooh, just thought of something....I should find one of my wide rubber bands and write NO YELLING on it and then when I feel like yelling I'll snap myself. LOL...I think they are in the van....
post #104 of 112
Well this morning ds caught me off guard...and without coffee...I went out to the laundry room and ds locked me out of the house so only he and dd were inside...um yeah...not the first time he has done this. Add to that we are having cold (for Phoenix) weather right now and all I had on was a shortie robe and slippers.... right I yelled...and apoligized immediately...and had yet another talk with ds about how dangerous it is to lock adults out of the house....so I guess I am starting over....again...
post #105 of 112
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Originally Posted by JamesMama View Post
Ooooh, just thought of something....I should find one of my wide rubber bands and write NO YELLING on it and then when I feel like yelling I'll snap myself. LOL...I think they are in the van....
I really like this idea.
post #106 of 112
We just had a hardcore power outage for 5 DAYS!

I was hand washing cloth diapers in ice cold water

heating and cooking on our wood burning stove

no lights at night other than spare candles

And I only yelled once, but at my husband, for being a complainer and bringing me down when I was working my ass off to keep everyone else's spirits up!

But I was very patient with Emma under such trying circumstances.

So nice to be back online, I must say!
post #107 of 112
Last Sunday was a blowup, horrible day that I'm just going to dismiss because I was PMS-ing like a crazy person. Since then, things have been very quiet around here. I haven't yelled at Paddy, and of course he has been calmer and much more behaved. Funny how that works! I am very proud of him especially for not messing around with the Xmas tree!
post #108 of 112
I am a late joiner but need to be here. Nice to meet everyone!!

I am a newly home mom. After 16 years of working fulltime outside the home as a nurse and now working fulltime inside the home and only 2 evenings a week. And it is wonderful and stressful and a blessing and a b@#$% all rolled into one. I have never spent so much time in my house with my kids. It is where I want to be. But dang its so hard at times. Today I finally went to town for 20 minutes totally alone (dh with boys) even though youngest wanted to go badly I stood up for me and said no. Today I have noticed the yelling is down. I have a temper and I know it and I'm not proud of it. I am going to try so hard with each of your help. Thank goodness I'm not a spanker or hitter. Just a yeller which is equally bad and needs to be controlled.
post #109 of 112
WOOT!

No yelling, two days in a row! Just calm nice normal days. No TV is *really* helping both of our attitudes I think. I'm also taking calms forte because my nerves have been totally shot recently and I think that's one of the reasons for the constant breakdowns I've been having. It's a start
post #110 of 112
I'm a late starter. Apparently I got this really awesome idea that had already been done Here's what I posted on my brilliant thread idea:

So far, today has been great. We have been dealing with huge disrespectful issues with ds and nothing was working, and yelling just made it worse. Ds and I struck a deal. He will work on being respectful, and I will work on not yelling. We are allowed to calmly remind each other that we are breaking our deal. Today, I reminded him (and myself) about our deal and asked him "Deal? Or no deal?" He happily replied "Deal!" One time today I started to raise my voice, immediately caught myself, and said "Ds, oops! I'm not supposed to yell! I forgot our deal."

There's already a lot of posts on here in a week. We may need to have a new thread each week or month, otherwise it may get too long to keep up. Any thoughts on this from those of you who've been "no yelling" since Thanksgiving?
post #111 of 112
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I'm a late starter. Apparently I got this really awesome idea that had already been done Here's what I posted on my brilliant thread idea:

So far, today has been great. We have been dealing with huge disrespectful issues with ds and nothing was working, and yelling just made it worse. Ds and I struck a deal. He will work on being respectful, and I will work on not yelling. We are allowed to calmly remind each other that we are breaking our deal. Today, I reminded him (and myself) about our deal and asked him "Deal? Or no deal?" He happily replied "Deal!" One time today I started to raise my voice, immediately caught myself, and said "Ds, oops! I'm not supposed to yell! I forgot our deal."

There's already a lot of posts on here in a week. We may need to have a new thread each week or month, otherwise it may get too long to keep up. Any thoughts on this from those of you who've been "no yelling" since Thanksgiving?
Tanya, that was a great idea! I wonder if it's too complex to try with my two year old. I'll stop using the "pissed mommy voice" if he'll stop kicking at me during diaper changes.

~Nay
post #112 of 112
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