Written By: Nikki Threatt

Don’t yell at your kids…..Yeah, right!

I don’t know about you, but there are so many times a week where my kids do not listen or respond unless I scream like a crazy person! Then they look at me like I am crazy and usually follow with something like “gosh mom, you don’t have to yell” Never mind the fact that I literally asked them nicely five times before yelling, and no one even acknowledged I was there! 

There are so many things going around the internet and social media about whether yelling is okay or not. I have had my own share of mom guilt over yelling, and I will say that I try really really hard not to, but there are so many times that no one listens unless my head is spinning, eyes popping out, and I am screaming and yelling. I know many of you can empathize with me, especially when the military has our husbands working long hours or away from home. In those moments, when we are the only parent there, it’s even easier to allow yourself to feel bad for yelling, losing your temper, or exploding.

The Bible warns against the consequences of uncontrolled anger and having a quick temper, but God gives us something so beautiful. 

“For it is by grace you have been save, through faith- and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God…” (Ephesians 2:8)

Our children give us grace; God gives us grace. GIVE YOURSELF GRACE! 

It’s okay not to be the perfect parent. No one is, other than our Heavenly Father. It’s understandable to end up yelling when you’re frustrated with your kids, but you are responsible for giving your frustrations to God, and better yet, give Him your frustration BEFORE it gets to the point of yelling. You are a great mom, and you are doing a good job. Be the BEST MOM YOU CAN BE, look to the Lord, and make Him your focus. Give yourself grace when your head spins, your eyes pop out, and you yell like a crazy person.

Written By: Nikki Threatt