When kids act up it’s hard for parents not to get their buttons pushed and, well… yell at their children. This is especially true when the behavior on display has been the topic of “conversation” on at least ten prior occasions. We should save our breath (and our blood pressure) advises Sharon Silver, parenting coach and author of Stop Reacting and Start Responding. “Yelling creates the illusion that you’re actually stopping misbehavior,” she says. “It isn’t doing what you think it’s doing.” In this episode, Annie and Sharon discuss healthy and more effective alternatives to yelling.
About Sharon Silver
Sharon Silver (@Sharon_Silver) is the creator of the Proactive Parenting Approach and the author of Stop Reacting and Start Responding: 108 Ways to Discipline Consciously and Become the Parent You Want to Be. She is a mom, parent educator, coach, author, speaker and blogger who has appeared as a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Sharon has also been a radio and TV host and shared her humanistic approach to parenting on national radio, as well as in newspaper, and online interviews including Parenting Magazine, CNN and CNN Health. Learn more at ProactiveParenting.net
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