The quick fix is to lock ourselves in the pantry from the moment they wake up until it’s bedtime. And even then, there are no guarantees. Also, staying in the pantry all day is somewhat inconvenient. There are a few wonderful practices that you can implement when you’ve reached breaking point and are asking Google ‘how to stop yelling at your kids’. And here I hope to outline just a few of them.
Firstly, breathe. When we’re surrounded by tantrums, quickly turning red in the face, and about to start breathing fire, taking a big deep breath is one of the hardest things to do. But I encourage you to try. Close your eyes, take a deep breath in through the nose (as deep as you can!), and out through the nose, making the exhale last for as many seconds as possible. You will immediately feel some relief. And if you don’t, try practicing this in a room away from your children.
MamaZen provides us with one of the easiest solutions for how to stop yelling at your kids. Sure, you have to commit a little time and find a quiet spot, but you don’t have to actively try to lower your stress levels - the sessions do that for you!
The ‘6-Minute Emergency De-Stress’ is my absolute go-to when the going gets tough and I just can’t do it anymore. In 6 minutes, I’m transported from dragon lady to the calm mum that I know I am deep down...deep, deep down. It’s particularly great to use when you feel you wake up feeling irritable, or you just know that today is going to be one of those days. And let’s face it, with our children being home with us every day since March, most days are one of those days.
I usually wait for naptime or lunchtime, slink off for a few minutes, listen to the emergency session, and come back feeling as though I’m glowing with positivity and radiating calm vibes.
If you find yourself asking people, the universe, search engines, and Siri ‘how to stop yelling at your kids’ more than you would like to admit, one of the longer hypnotherapy sessions could be the answer. These sessions can be listened to every day if you tend to get angry quickly, or just every day for a week or two if you’re going through, or are about to go through, a particularly hard time.
‘Let Go of Anger’ is the perfect session to listen to if you’re feeling constantly angry and desperate for a break. Because let’s face it, yelling at our kids is just as upsetting for us as it is for them - if not more!
What’s wonderful about these sessions is that they can be used as a preventative measure as well as a fix. It’s never the wrong time to start de-stressing and spending time relaxing.
The ‘De-Stress & Relax’ session takes just over 15 minutes (with different recordings depending on whether you’re listening at night or during the day) and helps you slide into a warm blanket of calm. The background music alone is enough to lull us away from anger, and alongside that, we are gently guided away from stress and overwhelm and into ultimate relaxation.
If you’re constantly wondering how to stop yelling at your kids, know that we all wonder the same at various stages of motherhood! The important thing is that we start taking action to release stress and let the pent-up anger go so that we can feel more fulfilled in our roles as mothers.
Feeling angry and shouting is a sure-fire way to start feeling terrible - even though sometimes there’s not much we can do about it, and that’s ok too. But where there’s a will there’s a way, and by implementing a few of these practices you might just begin to notice that your temper starts to contain itself for longer. And with enough practise, maybe even disappearing entirely!
Start today! And stop asking people how to stop yelling at your kids, you have everything you need right here.
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