Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Orange Rhino Challenge.

Ever heard of the Orange Rhino Challenge?

If not, this is a NO Yelling Challenge! I was introduced to this by Suzanne at The Joyful Chaos.  I have been very inspired by Suzanne. If you have not checked her out yet you really should. Okay back to the Orange Rhino Challenge.

The Orange Rhino Challenge is actually 365 days of no yelling. BUT I am starting with 30 days. Really 7 days then work my way up to 30 days, 60 days, 90 days and so on.

I started this morning and well... with in 37 minutes of actually outwardly stating I was going to do this challenge, I yelled. (hanging head in shame) I could not make it even an hour. (tears)

I don't think I yell that much. I asked my oldest if he felt I yelled a lot. His response was "Not as much as other people"  He then came back later and said I was a 7 on a scale of 1-10.  WHAT???? I had to have him explain his scale.  He said....

1 - crazy lets everyone walk all over them
3 - push over but still willing to stand up if needed.
5 - just right, everyone should be right here.
7- yells a little but is still able to control it.
10 -yells to much.

That was his explanation. So being a 7 is not to bad, right?

After I decided I would not let my day be ruined by one yell. I would start over and try again. I WILL NOT GIVE UP!!!

Today's type is...

Stars for each part of your day. That way you have a physical image of your progress. You get a star for no yelling from wake up to lunch, lunch to dinner, dinner to bedtime. If you make it all day you should have 3 stars. If you put this in an open place and you can see it through out your day it will help.

I can see it now the kids will want a star chart, too. Maybe I will do one for Biggun for matching vocabulary correctly each week. Honey could get one for her math flashcards.  Moose for his numbers and letters. Yeah I think I can do that. We will all have a nice calendar of what we have accomplished.

Lil Momma Strouse

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