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I don't want my kids to think I'm mean

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“I’m a yeller,” she said, she being the mother of three young children.

“No,” I replied, “you’re not. There is no genetic predisposition toward yelling, and no biochemical or neurological condition that makes yelling inevitable much less irresistible.”

“But I yell at my kids all the time it seems.”

“I’m not arguing with that.”

“Well, why then do I yell?”

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