I’m owing up to you guys. I’m a yeller. Wether it’s out of stress, frustration, fear, or actual anger, I’m a yeller.
The hubbs and I have been talking about and trying (to no avail) to implement a no yelling rule for our family of 5. Our actions dictate our childrens’ and they were learning that you yell when your emotions have boiled over. Unacceptable.
So while on twitter a few days ago, I saw a status that had been retweeted by a fellow San Antonio blogger friend that said “do you yell at your children” and had a link to a blog post. I clicked on it and it took me here. To a brave mom of 6 opening up and being honest about her yelling and her want to change. That’s how I found out about the orange rhino. A women on her journey not to yell for 365 days and helping others to accomplish it as well.
She does it in 30 day segments with people who sign up. She shares hers tips and tricks to day by day, hold yourself accountable and what you can do to stop raising your voice. There’s a while support group to keep you on track and be on your side. I knew I had to sign up for it!
Today is day one of my 30 days and the hubbs and I are going to do this together and look with love, understanding and compassion on situations that try our patience.
Well, that’s the plan anyways.
Wish us luck!
And I hope this post inspires someone out there, just as the post I read inspired me to action. Interested in the orange rhino project? Be sure and let me know!