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Mom Goes Viral With Nearly 400K Likes For Explaining Why Some Kids Don’t Listen Until You Yell At Them
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Mom Goes Viral With Nearly 400K Likes For Explaining Why Some Kids Don’t Listen Until You Yell At Them Interview With Author

Kids can definitely push the boundaries by misbehaving and just ignoring their parent as they are being told off. For some miraculous reason, their attention is impossible to get until parents eventually lose it and bring in the top gun—yelling. But this parenting coach is saying that there is no need to yell and that there is another way to get them to comply.

Tia Slighthman, who goes under the name of @parentingcoach on TikTok, shared a video that exploded with views, comments, and likes. And not only does she explain why kids tend not to listen, she explains how can you change that and save your precious nerves. Bored Panda reached out to Tia to talk about her advice and methodology.

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Tia, a parenting coach and a mother of two, asked a question that perhaps not many parents have considered before

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Tia, who is a parenting coach, teacher, best-selling author, and avid health food lover, decided to share why children only listen when they are being yelled at. The mother of two boys revealed that the way of getting your child to comply is learning how to set “concrete, clear, and consistent boundaries.” The mom in the video that already got over five million views asked “Do you want to know why your kids don’t listen until you yell and lose your sh*t?” and her answer could be shocking for some: apparently parents are the ones setting that boundary themselves. Tia is practicing what she preaches. “I’ve been working with kids and families for over 16 years. I’ve used my system and easier parenting formula in my classroom of students, with my own kids, and thousands of parents (clients) around the world.”

Turns out that no one else is behind setting the yelling boundary but parents themselves

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Her advice is to start practicing a strategy that doesn’t involve yelling. Tia says that kids are born with the need to push boundaries until those boundaries are actually found. It is common for some parents to ask nicely, then give reminders, then carry on nagging, which eventually leads to losing their temper and shouting. The kids learn that there is no need to listen the first time or even when the parent asks multiple times. The point that they have learned is that the boundary is set at the point when the parent starts to yell. “They listen when a boundary is set and that boundary is set when you yell.”

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Kids learn which boundary is the final line; therefore, the first times being asked get ignored

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Tia claims that the only way to break this cycle that gradually leads from saying things nicely to yelling is by learning how to set concrete, clear, and consistent boundaries that make the kids do what the parent needs without yelling. Tia has a masters in early childhood education and is certified in positive discipline. She also created a 12-week online coaching program, The Parenting With Purpose Method. “It is my methodology which guides parents to create battle-free days with their kids. No yelling, anger, punishment or guilt! Finally having kids who listen, cooperate, and act respectfully in a non-combative way!” She also noted that “The Parenting With Purpose Method will work for all parents but we can’t implement just one piece of the puzzle—we must consider all the pieces to reach your goals.”

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Tia advises parents to learn how to set or re-set the existing boundaries

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Tia emphasizes that “shifting your parenting to shift your child’s behavior” is the key to change the dynamics of how kids behave. On her website, she admits that some of her parenting coaching clients feel tired and hopeless, but reminds readers that “setting boundaries is not intuitive, loving your kids is.” But things are not as bad as they seemed to be, as setting boundaries is actually a learned skill, so once the parent takes the step in learning how to set clear limits, it turns out to be much easier from there.

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“Parents who want to make changes need a clear and proven action plan, along with support and accountability. This is what The Parenting With Purpose Method and my coaching will do for you! Change happens when you’re ready to make the changes!”

Many of the parents overloaded the comment section, thanking Tia for sharing her advice. Some have already been using the tip of setting boundaries and have given it to others. Some users even admit to being former yellers who were saved by the limit-setting parenting advice.

Here is the video that exploded with millions of views, likes and comments

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And here are some of the generous comments shared by people online

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Stille20
Community Member
1 year ago

So it makes sense that kids wait until you yell to do it... but I really don't understand what she is suggesting is the alternative.

I want cake
Community Member
1 year ago

Say 'no' or ask them to do something, make it clear what happens if they don't comply, and then, if they don't comply, enforce the consequence you previously announced. That simple. Don't say 'clean your room or you can't have timmy over this afternoon' and the still let them have timmy over this afternoon even though they didn't clean their room despite the fact that you reminded them three times.

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Hans
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1 year ago

Parenting is love, reliability, and consistency. As easy as this. And as hard as the third point, as, in all honesty, we adults have a hard time being consistent despite mood swings, lack of sleep, external pressure, and self-doubt.

Rissie
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1 year ago

People are just human sometimes.

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Carol Emory
Community Member
1 year ago

Also, as someone who was yelled at constantly by her mother, you tune it out after a while. If all a child hears is yelling, then they will get used to it the same as people that live near airports eventually are able to sleep even though planes fly low over the house. On the other hand, if you use yelling rarely, when you do raise a voice, your kids are more likely to snap to because they know they are in deep deep trouble. My father never spanked me but once in my life, never cussed at me but once. Both times, I knew I'd messed up big time.

v
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1 year ago

Uh-oh. You said spanked. Now the internet is going to come crashing down on you because everyone knows spanking a child leads to said child becoming an unproductive, abusive, drain on society.

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Stille20
Community Member
1 year ago

So it makes sense that kids wait until you yell to do it... but I really don't understand what she is suggesting is the alternative.

I want cake
Community Member
1 year ago

Say 'no' or ask them to do something, make it clear what happens if they don't comply, and then, if they don't comply, enforce the consequence you previously announced. That simple. Don't say 'clean your room or you can't have timmy over this afternoon' and the still let them have timmy over this afternoon even though they didn't clean their room despite the fact that you reminded them three times.

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Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

Parenting is love, reliability, and consistency. As easy as this. And as hard as the third point, as, in all honesty, we adults have a hard time being consistent despite mood swings, lack of sleep, external pressure, and self-doubt.

Rissie
Community Member
1 year ago

People are just human sometimes.

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Carol Emory
Community Member
1 year ago

Also, as someone who was yelled at constantly by her mother, you tune it out after a while. If all a child hears is yelling, then they will get used to it the same as people that live near airports eventually are able to sleep even though planes fly low over the house. On the other hand, if you use yelling rarely, when you do raise a voice, your kids are more likely to snap to because they know they are in deep deep trouble. My father never spanked me but once in my life, never cussed at me but once. Both times, I knew I'd messed up big time.

v
Community Member
1 year ago

Uh-oh. You said spanked. Now the internet is going to come crashing down on you because everyone knows spanking a child leads to said child becoming an unproductive, abusive, drain on society.

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