Here Is What Happens When You Yelling At Kids
You’ve been up early as 4am and your child just seems to be constantly pushing your buttons all day long, at some point, you snap. You yell at your child once and gradually it becomes a habit in you
Raising your voice at children in a sort of disciplinary manners seems to be one of the few acceptable methods left in the world of parenting, with corporal punishment fast on its way out, as it is not just harmful to a child’s development in certain instances, but is also serve ineffective.
Here’s what happens yelling at Kids
When you yell at your child, you’re not exactly ruining their brain development. But you are changing it in a some way, the good news is that raising your voice at your children is certainly less damaging than hitting them.
An expert explains that during a peaceful or soothing experience, the brain’s neurotransmitters ‘tell’ us we’re safe via certain biochemicals. “That’s when a child is building neural pathways to calm down,”
But when a toddler with a still developing brain gets yelled at, the opposite happens. “The kid releases biochemicals that say fight, flight, or freeze. They may hit you. They may run away. Or they freeze and look like a deer in headlights.
None of those are good for brain formation,” And if this keeps happening, then the behaviour in response to yelling becomes a permanent fixture.
It’s Not Communication
Just imagine if every time you at work, your boss yelled at you and reprimanded you. How would you feel? Would you feel like listening to him or her? Probably not. It’s the same with kids.
No one really likes being yelled at, younger kids might start crying and older kids will simply look bored – both reactions mean the kid is blocking you off rather than listening.
Scary Them Out
Unlike an adult who has the maturity to deal with anger from another, a three-year-old child simply cannot do this. You are your child’s rock and they see you, three times as large as they are, providing you with the most important things in their life. But when you scare them in some way (in this case, by shouting repeatedly ) you are breaking this trust and truly frightening them.