“I am a psychologist. I have spent my life’s work studying the developing child and the impact of parenting on child development. I know this field inside and out, backwards and frontwards. I know that a parenting approach that is both firm and kind is key. I know that being the kind of parent who has swagger and confidence, and who is themselves regulated and settled, will create the best sort of environment in which any child can thrive.
And yet, I have yelled at my kids.
Yup. I have done it. Many times. And I will probably do it again. So why is it that even though I have all this expertise, I sometimes still succumb to a yelly, shouty outburst?”
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