‘I have become a shouter, and I am worried it is damaging my children’

John Sharry: Learn to press pause when you find yourself getting angry with your son

Talk about your feelings to your son rather than vent them at him. Photograph: iStock

Talk about your feelings to your son rather than vent them at him. Photograph: iStock

I have become a shouter as a parent and now I am worried it is damaging my children. Last week, my wife pointed out that the youngest was terrified of me. 

He had broken something in his room and he was crying terrified to my wife that I would be really angry when I came home. This upset me that I have such an impact on him.

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