The Effects of Yelling at Kids

Some parents have totally lost the power to regulate their emotions, as they take them out on their children via yelling. This mode of correction raises unhappy kids who resist parents’ guidance.

Strict parents yell at kids in the public, yell in the car, yell in the house, and sometimes close the windows so the neighbors won’t hear. Not minding the parent’s personality or our personal child-rearing belief, the truth remains that, yelling is arguably, one of the ways parent mentally hurt their kids; it screws up their lives and haunt them mentally.


“Children misbehave when they feel discouraged or powerless. When you use discipline methods that overpower them or make them feel bad about themselves, you lower their self-esteem,” says Kathryn J. Kvols, author of ‘Redirecting Children’s Behavior.

According to Capt Tom Bunn, who pinpointed the findings made by Stephen Porges; the signals humans send and receive unconsciously have a massive effect on emotions. The author of “SOAR: The Breakthrough Treatment for Fear of Flying,” also emphasized on the need for parents to interact with their kids in an empathic, non-critical and non-judgmental. This he said would help the parent become a built-in calming influence.

Yelling at your child isn’t really effective as you may think; there are so many powerful strategies to be employed to help influence your child and raise for yourself a cooperating child you ever wanted. Why don’t you focus on

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  1. June 13, 2016 @ 11:40 pm Kathy Thompson

    When my kids were school-age, my husband yelled at them (and me) constantly. Eventually, his yelling went in one ear, and out the other. We were all just, “there goes Dad again,” without really hearing what he was trying to say. I had a more laid back approach. I picked my battles and usually tried listening to their point of view and reasoning with them. Of course, like any parent, I occasionally lost my temper. This was rare and the kids knew it. They realized that when Mom yelled, they’d really messed up and they took me seriously.


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