Would you love to take up this challenge with me … only for 30 days and if you like it you can take it ahead …
When I chanced upon the registrations for Season 2 Blogchatter Projects, I literally started rattling my brain. Many ideas were going on in my mind. It was like a real brainstorming session for me. Ideas ranging from an elaborate discussion on GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease) to awareness regarding breast cancer to adopting a minimalistic approach in life, were some which I was pondering over. I had almost zeroed down on the awareness of breast cancer but something happened which made me change my mind.
Last month was very depressing for me. All the time I was feeling blue and this also affected my daughter. I was irritated to the core and would burst out on each and every small thing. The day I was finalising my project, I yelled at my daughter, now for the nth time that month. The minute I yelled at her she ran off from there with big fat pearl sized tears rolling down from her eyes. That day she seemed to be pretty upset. She called my mother, for the very first time and told her about what had happened. It was then that I decided to go yell free. Thus while filling the form instead of all the high-end projects on my list I filled in yell free parenting. Yell free parenting is a challenge for me as well.
Parenting anger is considered to be triggered by some of the common occurrences in our day to day lives. These could be something as insignificant as asking your child to do some work or something major. Though the issues are very insignificant yet when it is performed daily over and over again, these tend to irritate us and ultimately crawl deep under our skin causing us to explode.
Few examples from our day to day lives could be something as small as:
- Not winding the toys after playtime
- Can’t find their shoes because they were not kept at their appropriate place initially when told
- And of course the constant whining and tantrums, in older children back talking and not being cooperative and not to forget disrespect!
The child’s behaviour can be quite nagging, but this definitely does not set our anger. It is very easy to blame them, but the truth is that their behaviour is only a trigger of our anger.
I have been trying yell free parenting for the past ten days now. How do I feel? Trust me, I am not bragging …
- Firstly, I feel happy that 10 days past by without screaming, yelling and meltdowns
- Secondly, my daughter has a big smile all the time
- Thirdly, we take less time to do chores as compared to what we used to before I took up this challenge
I take this lovely opportunity given by BlogChatter Projects to take my Yell Free Parenting to the next level. While I take this challenge myself I urge you all also to take the same challenge. I am sure you must be having a lot of questions:
Why take this challenge
Why go yell free
Would my child still listen to me if I stop yelling
Will I feel better without yelling
Is everyone happier without me yelling
Many questions will flash across your mind, but trust me it will benefit both you and your child, ultimately
While I take this challenge I invite you all to take this challenge as well.
To start with I aim to go yell free for 1000 days (fingers crossed) 🙂 and mind you no cheat days on this one…
Start with 30 days where I will take you on a journey on how to go yell free. Here I will unveil some secrets and share some tips with you all.
I know all you parents out there are doing a great job, but if you do blow off your lid once in a while try going yell free for 30 days… all I am asking for is 30 days and then it is up to you to follow it or …
As I go ahead I on this challenge, it would be great if you check this post for constant updates, tips and my experiences on how I am becoming yell free.
Also Read: The Blueprint of Yelling