Do you yell at your kids?

@ruchimom (280)
Australia
December 29, 2009 9:33pm CST
Hi I was cleaning the house this morning and just as I had finished,my three year old spilled her milk and to make matters worse,my sixteen month old son came along and slipped on it and had a swollen lip. I had been telling my daughter to finish her milk and not to play with it but she was not listening. So I was very upset and I yelled at her and there I had two kids crying on top of their voices. After a while I gave them a ice lolly and started cleaning once again,but I felt very bad about yelling at them Have you ever had this feeling when you are helpless and you just vent out your anger on your kids?
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@ladym33 (10990)
• United States
30 Dec 09
Sure, We are only human after all and our nerves do get frazzled from time to time, and our kids can really get the best of tempers sometimes. I try not to yell at my kids but every so often things just get the best of me and sometimes they really deserve it. But I often feel bad about it too, nobody wants to yell at their kids but some times we just can't help it. As long as it is not something that is done all of the time.
• United States
8 Jan 10
Anger management classes might be a bit harsh for this reaction. If that was suggested for all of us mothers that reacted this way, those classes would be PACKED!! I've been there. I'm still there. With a 3yo and 8yo, both girls, we have many moments similar to this. Do I feel bad if I snap? Yes. Especially when my oldest turns around and tells me that I'm the only one in her family that yells at her (slight exaggeration). Hang in there. We all have our moments...
@kezabelle (2984)
7 Jan 10
I would imagine all mums have times like that! I dont like to hear parents venting their anger on their children but if a child has been told to be careful and then another person hurts themselves because they didnt listen then yes id shout my child is three and more than knows her actions have consequences! I dont however yell just cos im having a bad day its not my childrens fault!
@se7enthbird (8324)
• Philippines
2 Jan 10
we have a three year old son that will be turning four soon. his picture appears as my avatar. and yes even if he is an only child when he gets really naughty i yell at him. and sometimes i give him a spank. that makes him realize that i am already mad. though i too feel bad about it but i know it had make him realize that what he did was wrong. in our house my wife is the one who disiplines our child. well not just our child but me too. har har har. shes the boss.
• United States
30 Dec 09
Yor only human it will be ok. I have had to go through all this myself. I have a 15 year old daughter. She is a slob and it's killing me. I have been cleaning all week for the new year. I ask her to just wash her dishes and she can't do that. I just finished yelling at her. I will be yelling at her some more if she don't get those dishes washed. Your hands are full and you need rest. Happy New Year!
• United States
30 Dec 09
a 3 year old, spilled milk and a 16 month old baby? and you were yelling at the top of your lungs? OM MY!!! what are you going to do when they get older and actually know better? you may want to take some anger management classes now before they get much older if you are already at the point of yelling at them over spilled milk