Yelling Doesn't Work!

Susan was exhausted and the day wasn’t even half over. Her three children were driving her crazy. No amount of yelling, threatening, or pleading changed anything. Days like this intensified her craving for drugs. A good laugh, she thought, would at least bring some temporary relief. Susan got her laugh when the in-home worker talked about “parenting while sitting down”. To her that was an oxymoron. She asked what that meant. His response made her smirk and shake her head in disbelief. He said, “You can sit and do the things you enjoy while your children listen and cooperate. No yelling or pleading is necessary.” Well that settled it. Susan knew the worker had to be on drugs; parenting withou

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