Show Notes

Fun Times with Dad: Taking Nolan to the Pacers/Pelicans game, his first NBA game.

I would yell at our kids on occasion. It seemed like I did more when they were young than I do now. I think it has changed because they have gotten older but more because I have matured. It’s not something I’m proud of but I thought through some of the reasons I would yell at the kids and I share those in this episode.

Reasons we Yell:

  1. Express anger
  2. Demonstrate authority
  3. Prove a point
  4. Get attention
  5. As a measure of discipline
  6. Because we’re tired
  7. Lack of patience
  8. Lack of control of our emotions

Effect of Yelling:

  • Creates chaos
  • Breaks down relationships
  • Often unproductive
  • May help get something done but not getting something resolved
  • Stirs up anger

A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger. ~ Proverbs 15:1