Yelling at teens doesn't help, study says
September 4, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Raising your voice at a teenager only leads to more behavioral issues in the long run, according to a new parenting study.
The study found that when parents disciplined their teenagers by yelling, swearing at, or humiliating them two or more times a week, the teens were more likely to act up in school, lie to parents, steal, fight or show signs of depression.
About 1,000 two-parent families were involved in the study.
Researches suggest parents keep their cool, get control of their own emotions and then have a conversation with teenagers about the issue.
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