A friend sent this link out as a good read and I have to agree, it’s great. We really don’t yell, but I definitely snap at Jackson more than I’d like. And 99% of the time it’s because I’m in a bad place- low on sleep, trying to get something done, trying to have some “me time,” hangry, etc. Not because he’s done something bad. I know we haven’t seen the start of it, but I hope that I can keep my cool “orange hippo” on when what I really want to do it yell and possibly teach the kids some new words.
And this is a phenomenal organizational tutorial- we follow it to a T at our house: