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With Harsh Discipline, No One Wins

Posted on: September 5, 2013 - 2 Comments

It has been long accepted that physically disciplining a child through means such as spanking or hitting is detrimental to the child's emotional development and well-being. But what about harsh verbal discipline? A study was recently released that found children are more prone to depression and behavior problems if their parents resort to shouting or swearing at them when they misbehave.