The Negative Effects of a Screaming Upbringing

539 points
gritos hijos

The yelling, by the parents, can have negative consequences for the child and not only in the short term.

can even be considered normal, that, eventually, children can be given a shout, either as a warning in the face of danger, or to make clear a limit that should not be broken. However, education based on constant yelling, violence and verbal aggression will never be justified, and children will have serious consequences for such a form. education.

Most people, by culture, upbringing or their direct environment, have seen the education of children as a scenario in which to incur screaming and full of threats. However, this is a big mistake. Experts point out that while violence (including butt-kicking) has become taboo in many societies, yelling is still “normal” in the context of education.

“Los padres creen que esto hará que sus hijos los escuchen, cuando en realidad sucede todo lo contrario”.

Yelling at your kids won’t make them less naughty

It will actually make things worse. This is supported, among other things, by a study of the Universities of Pittsburgh and Michiganaccording to which “children whose parents use yelling and harsh verbal reprimands tend to increase their behavior problems, while children later experience symptoms of depression”.

This research also agrees with many psychologists for whom children who are victims of verbal violence by their parents are very likely to develop this type of psychological problems during adolescence, as well as behavioral problems, such as indifference at school, use of lying, stealing, outbursts of anger, fights with other children, etc.

Yelling is a form of violence

In particular, parents who yell at their children cause problems similar to those of violence, increasing the chances of depression and aggressive behavior. And the main thing: even a good and warm relationship between parents and children, does not protect them from the effects of being yelled at and labeled as “lazy”, “stupid”, etc.

As Ming-Te Wang, an assistant professor of education and psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, points out: “Yelling cannot reduce or correct behavior problems. Instead, they make things worse.”

Parents who want to change their children’s behavior should try to communicate with them on equal terms, explaining their reasoning and concerns.

Like it? Share with your friends!

539 points