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Tips to stop yelling

• Make a goal, whether it is one week of no yelling, 30 days or 365 days.

• Hold yourself publicly accountable. Post your struggles and successes on your Facebook page, or an Orange Rhino community Facebook page.

• Surround yourself with things that remind you of your goal like post it notes or orange colored items, or even the timer on your phone, which can be set to remind you not to yell every 30 minutes.

• Resort to silliness. Start talking jibberish. Dance around. Crab walk.

• Say phrases that can keep you calm out loud. Try “Serenity now” or “They are just kids and I love them.”

• Let out your emotions in other ways. Cry. Yell into a pillow. Shake out all the anger and tension in your body.

Compiled from The Orange Rhino Challenge’s “12 Steps to Stop Yelling at Your Kids”