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Effects Of Childhood Abuse And Violence

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When Dad Yells At Their Teenage Children

Fathers should be gentler with teenagers, who react badly when dad yells at them, according to our study, which found that teenagers are less affected when mom is verbally hostile. Our findings challenge ‘Wait till your father gets home’ attitudes...

Sensitive Questioning For Better Information

Today’s increased commitment to uncovering the truth about child abuse is vital. Yet asking children detailed questions about abuse can be counterproductive. If children are questioned too directly, particularly about traumatic events, they may cl...

The Adversities Of Hitting A Child

If you believe that you can shake your children or slap them across the face and then smooth things over gradually by smothering them with love, you are mistaken. Being very warm with a child whom you hit in this manner rarely makes things better....

Hug Them, Don't Hit Them

Hitting young children on the bottom doesn’t make them behave better in the long term. Spanking or smacking has no impact on the positive qualities that most parents value in children.Instead, mothers’ warmth is associated with an increase in thes...

Effects Of Childhood Abuse

Having a warm, loving partner typically won’t save you from the reduced relationship satisfaction that springs from having experienced child abuse, according to our three-year study of hundreds of newlywed couples. We found that being married to a...

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