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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Studies Show A “Tough Love” Parenting Style Creates More Harm Than Strength

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by The Spirit Science

It’s not easy being a parent. It’s a full time job on top of everything else going on in your life, it is a life time commitment! Everyone has their own parenting style, but some seem to work better than others.

When your kid is crying about a little cut, spilling some ice cream or not being able to find their rubber ducky, it’s easy to have a “suck it up” kind of energy. You get tired, you want your kid to figure it out themselves; but is this really healthy for them?

Studies suggest this kind of parenting style could lead to emotional problems later in your child’s life. A writer for Slate, Melinda Wenner Moyer wanted to see what the best method of parenting was for her 5 year old.

She talked to some child psychologists to see if a tough love type of parenting was better for children.

Unsurprisingly, it’s not.
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