Stephen Marche writes in the New York Times:
[Yelling] doesn’t make you look authoritative. It makes you look out of control to your kids. It makes you look weak. And you’re yelling, let’s be honest, because you are weak. Yelling, even more than spanking, is the response of a person who doesn’t know what else to do.
No spanking. No yelling. The only thing left to do is put them on the pedestals and pray to them. As much as I hate yelling, it has come to the point that normal conversations aren’t enough. I could repeat the same thing ten times and nothing gets through to them. One yell is all it takes. I know, you are supposed to have patience with your kids. I am done with being patience. Three strikes and they’ll get an earful. I know, I am a shitty parent.