The Effect of Yelling as Verbal Discipline

Researchers looked at the effect of mother’s and father’s yelling on their adolescent children.  These researchers found:

  • that yelling at 13-year-old children predicted an increase in behavior problems and symptoms of depression between the ages of 13 and 14.
  • misbehavior by 13-year-olds predicted more parental yelling as verbal discipline, and
  • parental warmth did not influence the effect of yelling on the child

Abstract:  Longitudinal Links Between Fathers’ and Mothers’ Harsh Verbal Discipline and Adolescents’ Conduct Problems and Depressive Symptoms, Child Development

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