Hi, I’m Amy McCready.
Founder of Positive Parenting Solutions, best-selling author, mother of two … and “recovering yeller.”
Don’t let my sunny smile fool you: Before I learned how to get my two sons to listen, I used to yell myself hoarse nearly every day.
Like you, I never imagined I would turn into “That Yelling Mom” … but I was trapped in a vicious cycle:
I’d ask my kids to do something in my nicest voice … and nothing would happen. So I’d repeat myself. And remind them.
… And repeat and remind and repeat and remind …
Until eventually, inevitably, I would lose it and blow up at them … turning into The Big Ugly Yelling Mom AGAIN.
It was a never-ending cycle I couldn’t escape. I was at the end of my rope and CONSTANTLY disappointed in myself for the parent I had become.
Sound familiar? I’m sure you can relate.
It wasn’t until I discovered the power of positive parenting strategies that I finally understood why yelling, nagging, and threats just don’t work as a parenting strategy.
What I learned completely changed my family, and it can change yours, too.