Nobody likes to be screamed at, but it is common for children to go through periods of screaming at their parents in order to see how far they can push. If you are like most parents, you are ready to turn the volume down on your screamer. The good news is that there are ways you can address this issue.
There are many reasons why elementary-aged kids may engage in screaming. One of the most common reasons for this behavior is that the child is frustrated and does not know how to effectively communicate those feelings. Because of this, it is important that your child learn how to handle his emotions and be able to talk about what bothers him in an acceptable tone.
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It is also a good idea to examine why your child is using screaming behavior as a way to communicate. If he is learning it from a family member or friend, and is now modeling the behavior, you'll need to address the issue with that individual. Make it a goal to eliminate the screaming. Consistently stick with this goal, and the volume will be turned down before you know it.