I'm a shouty mum.
There, I said it.
But does that make me a bad mum?
I see so many things these days discussing the different types of mums. What's right and wrong. How being a certain 'type' makes you either a good or a bad mum. Shouting is something that is definitely frowned upon. I even saw in a recent parent group someone said that there was never any need for it.
But here I am, admitting that I'm a shouty mum.
Now don't get me wrong. I don't scream and shout at my children every second of everyday. We nearly always get down to their level and explain things. I'll ignore 'naughty' behaviour if I think it's just harmless. But personally I do think there are times where shouting is necessary.
If they're in danger.
To shock them.
Honestly, sometimes it's just because they're driving me bloody mad!
I think at the end of day it does depends on your upbringing. I was brought up this way, and I'm doing okay, but I know this isn't the case for everyone. I don't think being shouted out once in a while is going to 'damage' my children, or leave any long term effects. But that's just my opinion.
So there. I'm a shouty mum. But that doesn't make me a bad mum. We're all just doing the best we can.