Please head over to this website and read about the author's recent challenge to mothers out there. This topic has been in the forefront of my mind for quite awhile now. I feel like sometimes the ONLY WAY TO GET my kids to listen to me is to YELL. It seems like they just [literally] don't hear me otherwise.
I encourage you to meditate on this as well and see where God is guiding you in how you talk to your children.
Proverbs 15:1 “A gentle answer turns away wrath but a harsh word stirs up anger.”