I’m a believer in peaceful, gentle parenting. And I’m a yeller. Not from the beginning, though. As challenged as some parents are by toddler behavior, I rarely felt angry with my children until age around age 4. Apparently, I view toddlers as cute and impulsive little wild animals, and thus have few behavioral expectations at that age. For my first 3+ years of motherhood, I was so proud of myself for my infinite patience and obvious knack for this parenting thing.
That was short-lived, because boy, can they trigger me now! Continue reading