Effects of Cruel Words from Parents Linger

Parents may not realize the lasting harm they are doing when they criticize, insult, or threaten their children. They may think they can make up for it by showering their children with kind words thereafter, but researchers say the psychological effects of the verbal aggression linger. Young adults who have a verbally aggressive parent are more likely to suffer from anxiety or depression, even if that parent is also verbally affectionate or if there is a second parent in the picture who is verbally affectionate.More… Discuss

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