101. The #1 Reason Verbal Aggression is Still Happening in Your Home
“Shut up”, name calling, threats, how do you draw the line?
You want to be treated with respect in your house, and who can blame you?
You need a place to relax, rest, recharge, and where else can that reliably be but in the comfort of your own home and yet if you’re stuck in the meltdown cycle that feels impossible.
Because if your child is hitting, kicking or yelling “shut up stupid!” to your other children what you’re actually doing is holding your breath daily, counting the hours until bedtime and waking up with dread.
And if this is happening in public- whether your child is threatening classmates, or cursing up a storm in Target, you’re not only feeling ashamed, but also mortified, and likely sad and even defensive because you know this is not your true kid.
It’s heartbreaking to see your kid, the same one who can be compassionate towards animals, notice small delights in nature, and is surprisingly clever, get stuck in deep waters of aggression and revenge seeking.
You know this behavior has got to stop– there’s no way your child will be able to keep a job if they talk to people like that…that’s not how the real world works.
And yet, when you share with your child the list of unacceptable words in your household, it’s as if they choose to use them most when the tension is high.
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