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Yelling & Swearing

Are you dealing with behaviors like yelling or swearing when your child doesn't get their way or want to do something you asked?

Yelling, and even swearing, are common ways for kids to try and solve problems. When they don't like a limit you set or are trying to get out of doing something they don't want to do, yelling and/or swearing is a tool many kids use to try and bait you into an argument. It's easy for parents to get pulled in because the behavior can feel so disrespectful.

In the articles below, you'll find ways to effectively respond to yelling and swearing and stop it for good.

“F— You, Mom!” How to Stop Your Child from Cursing in Your Home

Trapped in a Screaming Match with Your Child? 5 Ways to Get Out Now

Disrespectful Child or Teen? 5 Things Not to Do as a Parent

Eye–rolling, curses and insults, backtalk, name calling, ignored requests, snide comments: disrespect from your child or teen comes in many different forms. If you’re struggling with disrespectful behavior from your kids, you’re definitely not alone: this is one of the biggest topics of conversation on Empowering Parents each week. The truth is, disrespectful behavior is one... Read more »