Why This Common Discipline is Harmful for Teens - Hey, Sigmund
"According to the study, when parents respond to their teens with hostility, it heightens the risk for delinquency. It also feeds anger, irritability, and belligerence. "
‘The notion that harsh discipline is without consequence, once there is a strong parent-child bond – that the adolescent will understand that ‘they’re doing this because they love me’ – is misguided because parents’ warmth didn’t lessen the effects of harsh verbal discipline. Indeed, harsh verbal discipline appears to be detrimental in all circumstances.’ wrote Ming-Te Wang, assistant professor of psychology in education at the University of Pittsburgh"
I think we all may have an idea that "just yelling" "isn't as bad" as the other assaults teens can endure. This study will help you realize that for yellers, it's time to find some more empathic, effective strategies.