Screaming and yelling toddlers can drive me INSANE. I doubt I am alone in my feelings here either. I have heard all the parenting lingo…this too shall pass. Well…I want to help it pass a little quicker, hee, hee. So I came up with 5 Crazy Hacks for Getting Toddlers to Stop Yelling. Yep…these are working for me!!
5 Crazy Hacks for Getting Toddlers to Stop Yelling
- I start talking quieter, basically whispering to my little screaming sweetie. I know this doesn’t work for every kid (what tip does, right?) but I have had some success with this. When I start talking really quietly, sometimes my toddler is interested in hearing what I am saying. They can’t hear me if they are yelling.
- I get in my toddler’s space and give her a hug. My kids yell for a variety of reasons. One of those reasons is for attention. Maybe they just need a little connection with me. A hug may be just the trick to get her attention off the screaming and onto the love.
- I will blow a little puff of air in their face every time they yell in my face. This surprises them and causes them to stop yelling.
- How about some positive rewards when they use their inside voice. I keep the reward system simple and toddler friendly. Kids love positive praise and rewards.
- When all else fails I keep ear plugs on hand for MYSELF. Those days happen. None of the tips are working and my yelling toddler just won’t budge from her mission to increase the decibel level in our home. I keep my calm with my ear plugs tightly in place.
I know that toddler yelling is just a form of expression. Nevertheless, that expression can make me and everyone else feel a little on edge. The poor impulse control that toddler have combined with limited communication skills can result in chaos at times. Hopefully these 5 crazy hacks for getting toddlers to stop yelling will bring a little peace and quiet to your house.
What is your most embarrassing toddler yelling story? I know you have one…I think every mom does!! Share with me NOW and let’s trade parenting horror stories.