Is it possible to raise a child without shouting?


As a child, I grew up in a neighbourhood where the mother just yelled a lot. It’s how she communicated. One day her youngest child was wandering off into the street. The mother started yelling at her. The child didn’t stop. She wandered right into the street an was nearly hit by a car. When they got to her and asked why she didn’t pay attention when the mother yelled (the mother, now crying her eyes out) the little girl said, “that’s how you always talk mummy.”

So when my 5-year-old son asked me if I would consider never yelling at him. I get it. I’ve shouted 5 times in the last week, and most times I regretted it. I shouted because I was exasperated, not because he’d really done anything wrong. I was just frustrated. Children can so frustrate person. Anyway, I credit my parents’ shouting as major contributors in my ability to deal with every personality type which I believe was passed on by their parents and their parent’s parent and…….

So is it real or reasonable to consider never yelling/shouting/screaming at your children? I guess my question is….is it possible to raise a child without shouting?

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