July 02, 2015

Q: My toddler saw me and my brother fighting and shouting at each other. He cried and got scared. What can I do? Will it affect his character?

A: Everyone is human--even parents. Tell your child that you got upset and yelled and that is not ok. Tell her that you love your sibling ? (unclear who is fighting with who here) and that you will try to do better when you use your words to express your feelings.

Answered by Dr. Ari Brown