I Yell at my Kid…Guess that makes YOU a better mom

  1. AMEN…nuff said 🙂

  2. Miranda says:

    You are 100% right. What works for one child will not work for all. I was raised in a house that yelled and my home now is the same way. of corse its not all the time but it happens. It does not make us bad parents, it make us human. Thanks for sharing.

    Stopped by from PYHO.

    • Courtney K. says:

      I think you pretty much summed it up: We are all human. We all make mistakes. And every single child is different. And none of us need the criticism that comes with being a parent. Mommy guilt is bad enough without listening to everyone else’s input.

  3. Lisa says:

    Couldn’t agree more. I recently posted about being judgmental too. Although I don’t yell when things happen accidentally, I do yell when I’ve told you twice and you’re smiling at me and doing it the third time to test me. Adn ignoring rage really does work.

    Stopping by from PYHO.

    • Courtney K. says:

      Oh yeah. I don’t yell over accidents either (at least, not very often…I don’t think), but yeah. That third time when my “sweet” little three year old is just staring at me with his big blue eyes–knowing that he’s doing the EXACT opposite of what I’ve asked—I tend to lose it. I think it’s hilarious to see my son throw an all out tantrum and then just stop abruptly because he’s being ignored. Kids. 🙂

  4. Shell says:

    Ugh. People need to butt out and realize they are not seeing the full story.

    • Courtney K. says:

      EXACTLY. It’s so unbelievably disrespectful for someone to come poke around behind you when you’re out in public with your kid to see if you are beating them or something. Ugh.

  5. Sheena Gossett says:

    Totally understand and agree. I have a 4 yo I’m homeschooling for preschool and a 7 yo who thinks he is entitled to be a brat. Some days I handle their meltdowns with a smile and no issues. Others all three of us melt at the same time. If others can’t understand that, then that is their issue. Not mine. I love my boys and realize that we are all going through this as best we can.

    • Courtney K. says:

      You are absolutely right. EVERYONE, no matter what age, has bad days. Some days are better for me and worse for my son…we just have to balance it out and get through it together. At the end of the day, I love him more than life itself. No amount of bad days will change that. And BLESS YOU for homeschooling! We’re thinking about doing the same with our son and I’m scared to death.

  6. Valerie says:

    You are heard and you are validated! I wish this could be condensed and put on a T-shirt that all moms could wear on THOSE days!! Thank you!

    • Courtney K. says:

      Right?! I actually saw a baby onsie that said simply, “My Mommy Doesn’t Want your Advice.” I plan to purchase it with the next kid. 🙂

  7. Ariana Hall says:

    I LOVE THIS! I rant in almost these exact words to my husband. It drives me nuts, and it drives others nuts that I’m not like them! Very well said … thank you 🙂

    • Courtney K. says:

      Haha! My husband gets to hear me rant, too. I’m definitely glad to see that I’m not alone. Who wants to be like everyone else?!

  8. I hear ya! There are definitely days like that in our house. Being a parent is tough….I do my best to put my best foot forward each day. When I have a bad day, I think to my self “Tomorrow’s a new day” and I always try to make the next day better than the one before. And I allow myself my moments.

    • Courtney K. says:

      That’s what gets me through the tough days. Usually the REALLY bad ones, are followed quickly by several really good days. We’re all entitled to crappy days. That’s just part of life.

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