I was sent a copy of Yell Less, Love More for review. But I’d planned on buying it anyway. All opinions are my own.
One of my New Year’s Resolutions this year was to stop yelling at my kids. I had many, many moments before that where I said that I needed to stop yelling so much. That I knew it was more me than the kids. That though they might do something that needed correcting, that didn’t mean I needed to do it at the top of my lungs.
But since that was a vague goal, it didn’t help me change much. So, I had to say that I’d stop entirely. And it’s actually gone quite well. I’m not perfect, but yelling is rare now.
If I do happen to yell, the kids take me much more seriously now, since it’s not just a part of our normal day.
When I shared my struggles with yelling, I found out I was hardly alone in this. It might just be one of those things that no one wants to be the first to admit due to fear of judgement.
But The Orange Rhino has built an entire community around her no yelling challenge. Sheila has a book coming out this month called Yell Less, Love More: How the Orange Rhino Mom Stopped Yelling at Her Kids- and How You Can, Too!
Yell Less, Love More is a helpful guide for parents looking to yell less. Even if it’s not yelling that you want to change, if it’s a tone you use or a harshness due to stress, this book has practical tips for you.
While you can sit and devour the whole thing in one sitting, the book is broken up into 30 days, giving you something to think about or work on for that day. Sheila includes daily tips to deal with that urge to yell and you can pick the ones that work for you.
She shares honest moments from her failures to stop yelling, making me feel like I’m not alone in occasionally having a mommy meltdown. And also explains the difference between yelling to a child and yelling at a child. I still yell to my kids sometimes: I would if they were about to run out into the street or were going to get hurt. I still holler up the stairs to tell them to hurry up because we need to leave. Yelling to is about getting attention, while yelling at tends to be hurtful.
The Orange Rhino still disciplines her kids. I still discipline mine. But yelling doesn’t have to be a part of that. It’s not like when I yelled at my kids, that actually did anything to change their behavior. But calmly take away their access to Minecraft? Oh, yeah, that works.
Yell Less, Love More takes a more loving approach to parenting. Whether you keep promising to stop yelling and failing or you’ve already started down your journey, this book will be a helpful resource for you.
The book will be available on October 15. You can preorder your copy of Yell Less, Love More now and be guaranteed the lowest price. Shortly after the book’s release, The Orange Rhino will be hosting an online 30-day challenge with daily encouragement, Q&A, inspiring quotes etc shortly after the book releases for everyone who pre-orders. Details soon on The Orange Rhino.
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