You know that one behavior that you get spanked the most for? I am tackling it head on this week!
One behavior I struggle with SO badly is yelling at my kids. I totally know the response I SHOULD have, I just don't do it. A lifetime long bad habit is hard to break. I adore my kids and this behavior is I KNOW totally unacceptable.
The thing is, I have gotten better, like CONSIDERABLY better. But, it is still an issue, and I still get spanked for it at least a few times a week...
I don't get a full punishment for it, my HoH tried to up it to a full punishment once and I completely emotionally lost it. It was as though I felt resentful of my kids for me getting spanked over yelling at them. T Silly I know, but it is where I was emotionally, and the feelings of it freaked me out. Thanfully my HoH was gracious enough to back off that a little for the time being.
A few days ago, SC asked me to write out how I could have better handled a situation where I had yelled. I know what I should have done, and I know what I need to do, and I am taking the 7 day challenge of NO YELLING. Wait, I mean no yelling. LOL
SC graciously offered to increase the consequences to help with this challenge, I
In all fairness, I probably do need his help...I have considered asking for daily reminders, but asking for that seems CRAZY, ya know?
So, what do you think? What might help me get through this challenge? All ideas welcome!
Oh, and do you have a behavior you want to join in and take the 7 day challenge? Can you make it 7 days without being spanked for that behavior? (Notice I didn't say spanked at all...I am a realist!) ;)