Having kids, I can understand where this mum is coming from – kids are kids and they don’t always get on, plus being outside encourages loud outside voices. And that’s fine! However, we also have neighbours who have screamy kids and honestly I feel that there is a point were the parent HAS to come out and tell them to stop screaming. Not after 5 mins or so but seriously, letting your kids scream outside for log periods of time is inconsiderate for your neighbours and does teach your kids that it’s ok to have the world revolve around them. If my kids are screamy, I let them go for a bit to see if they can work it out of they’re fighting or let them wind down if they are overexcited. But if they carry on too long I do go outside and ask them to stop screaming by saying they could be disturbing the neighbours. It helps them to think of others and self regulate themselves.
Published 24th October 2019