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Study: Yelling at Kids as harmful as Hitting
Study: Yelling at Kids as harmful as Hitting

A new study found that when parents yell at their adolescent children for misbehaving it can be just as harmful as hitting them. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Michigan found that yelling can cause some of the same problems as hitting, including increased risk of depression and aggressive behavior.

Study co-author Ming-Te Wang said of the findings, “Shouting cannot reduce or correct their problem behavior. On the contrary, it makes it worse.” Wang explained why yelling can be so harmful, saying that, quote, “adolescence is a very sensitive period when [kids] are trying to develop their self-identities. He said, “When you yell, it hurts their self image. It makes them feel they are not capable, that they are worthless and are useless.”

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