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

  1. Cheryl says:

    When I see that mom in the store getting down to whisper sweetly to her screaming toddler and holding it all together, I secretly think “Wow, she’s got a pretty good act there. Bet she comes unglued the minute they get to the car.”

    Stopping by from SITs to see what you’re all about. I like it. I’ll be back. Happy SITs day!

  2. Allison says:

    Wow…I think I could have written this. I know how you feel – I feel the same way. As long as your child is well loved, well cared for, clean, etc – nobody should butt in.

  3. Dr_fomsky says:

    I admire moms who don’t yell at or spank their kids. I don’t regularly spank my kids or yell at them but sometimes time-outs, etc are not enough. I totally agree that spanking your kids or not doesn’t make you a better mom than the next mom!

  4. Vanessa says:

    We all have those moments! And you know what? If talking to your kid in a calm matter works for you? Great! But it won’t with my kid! My son needs to calm down before I can talk to him so when he did have a temper tantrum or nothing goes through to him. He grown out of them now but I remember the looks and comments. Sigh!

    We are all good moms! We all have different ways of parenting- it’s overwhelming sometimes, we are allowed to have our moments! 😀

  5. Alia says:

    Ha ha! This is great! I have 3 kiddos and while the 5 yr old is in kindergarten, I have to take the 2 yr old and 7 month old to the grocery store and sometimes its just plain nightmarish!

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  7. KSK says:

    AMEN!
    So far, I mostly get looks/comments because my daughter doesn’t wear shoes. But for the love of everything good… PLEASE KEEP YOUR COMMENTS TO YOURSELF! sheesh!

    Stopping by from PYHO!

    • Courtney K. says:

      Who cares if she doesn’t wear shoes?! LOL We live in Alaska, and if we aren’t going anywhere, my son rarely wears anything more than a t-shirt. And as we speak, he’s currently only wearing underwear and a baseball cap. Kids will be kids. 🙂 Rock on, with her barefoot self!

  8. Kyna says:

    Ahh, Courtney, as always, WELL SAID!! Seriously, every child is different, and different things work for different kids. Don’t you dare judge the way I parent or raise my kid! That’s what I would love to scream to those people staring at me in the grocery store!
    ♥ Kyna

  9. colleen says:

    Oh I hear you! My son is two…a stubborn, wonderful, very often loud toddler and I do deal with his outbursts and yelling, I do deal with it when he doesn’t behave as he should but still, inevitably there are the glares in public, the head shaking (Not everyday of course just when he’s acting up…:) and it makes me so frustrated because I know what I’m doing is best for him and that I love him and I just try very hard not to let the rest get to me…but some days it does because really, it’s just not helpful. An encouraging smile or kind word to a mom with a naught toddler would make all the difference in the world sometimes…just hope I can remember that myself when my little guy is grown up. 🙂

    • Courtney K. says:

      I hear ya. I hope that I never forget how HARD these first few years were. I always try to offer an encouraging smile when I see a mom struggling with an infant or a toddler. Because I know from experience that she is probably exhausted and doing everything she can do to hold it together.

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Courtney Kirkland is a Southeast Alabama Writer & Designer. Since 2008, Courtney has passionately provided beautiful, intentional design to small businesses & bloggers and encouraged thousands to walk in a rich faith in any situation.