Meeting with a National Hall of Fame teacher a few weeks ago was a real joy. I was impressed when Mrs. McCrary shared that during all her years of teaching kindergartners, she had never once raised her voice.
Never. Not even once.
I’m sure I sunk down in my chair just a bit because I am not necessarily a soft-spoken mama. When I get mad, irritated, impatient…I yell at the dogs, the girls bickering in the back seat, bad drivers and whatever or whomever may be in my path.
Yes folks, I’m guilty of being a yeller. I’m not proud of it, but the first step toward changing a bad habit is recognizing it.
DO YOU YEAR ME?
One day last week while Miss C and Miss A were at the kitchen table eating lunch I told them that I was going to try to not yell for the rest of the year.
“Mommy,” Miss C said, rolling her eyes. “How about the rest of the week?”
I mean [whisper voice]…ouch.