Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Just Ask Georgia: 4/19/2023

Georgia, I have a question,

How do I teach my 16-year-old daughter not to cry when I yell at her for doing something wrong? I can’t handle her emotions. She needs to man up. Even when I’m not yelling at her, she’s emotional when we talk because I tell her what a baby she’s being. Help.

Strict No-Tears Policy

Dear Strict,

Keep yelling at her, I dare you. Watch as she learns to bite her lip to keep her tears back. Watch as her voice drops to a whisper when you raise your voice, and her whole body freezes.

Listen as she slowly stops telling you when anything is wrong, as she withdraws into hersel...


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