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What Happens when Parents Yell at Kids?

What Happens when Parents Yell at Kids?

Yelling is very bad for the overall growth and development of children. It can seriously affect the self esteem and confidence of children. Read on to know more about what happens when parents yell at kids.

Being a little annoying and cranky are traits that are common in almost every kid. They often demand too much or create a fuss over everything. Maybe your child disobeys you or complains about everything. In such cases, you should obviously be stern to discipline your child but yelling at them is not a solution.

There are families that feel that yelling at their kids is the only way to discipline them. They think yelling is the sole way to make their child pay attention to them and pay heed to their warnings.

There are also parents who yell at each and talk loudly in the house. All these have been found to have several negative effects on the children especially if they are subjected to it from their childhood. Some such negative effects are stated below.

Development of Aggressive Behaviour

It has been found that children who come from families those have subjected their kids to shouting and yelling, either at the children or at each other tends to become aggressive adults. This is not a universal rule, but something observed quite often. The kids of these houses seem to have been subjected to shouting from a very young age and by the time they are five to six years of age, they might display signs of aggression.

Such kids enact their aggression among their peers, in schools or playground. They cannot adjust in social situations and try to solve problems through aggression. They end up beating other kids, bullying helpless kids and so on. Research has shown that most of the bully kids had been verbally abused or exposed to yelling in their houses.

Self Confidence is Hampered

Children need their parents to aid them in developing their self confidence at an early age. Parents, who encourage their children, help the children to develop their confidence.

Children of parents who are verbally abusive towards their children are seen to have a low sense of confidence. They have been criticized, yelled at from their very childhood. They have never been praised or congratulated by their own parents. Their self confidence has had no chance to develop in the formative years. Their perception of themselves has been completely destroyed by their verbally abusive parents.

Fear is Developed

Kids who are yelled at develop a sense of fear. They are afraid that their parents will yell at them for everything that they do. They live in continual fear that they can be verbally abused anytime. Such children are scared of loud things. Any kind of loud voice makes them cringe in fear.

Verbal abuse is often followed by physical abuse. Some parents do not stop at just yelling at their kids. They try to discipline kids by physically abusing them as well. Evidence of this can be seen in kids who show reflexes like wincing, hiding or shaking whenever they hear a loud voice.

Verbal abuse can affect them in their social life. They are scared and fearful of anyone with a loud voice and are unable to make friends. They tend to withdraw from any situation which involves debates or any arguments.

Concentration Power is Affected

Research has shown that more often than not, kids who have been subjected to yelling are likely to develop concentration problems. Some children learn to ignore the yelling and shouting and they temporarily safeguard themselves, but after a point their mental health is affected by such behaviour. The kids cannot concentrate also because they are fearful that anytime they may be subjected to abuse or will have to hear their parents shouting.

It is the responsibility of parents to avoid exposing their children to such behaviour. Therapy can over time heal such kids. The overall growth and development is hampered due to frequent exposure to yelling. Therefore, parents must make sure that they get rid of the habit of yelling at children before it is too late.

Why do parents yell at children? What are the negative effects of yelling on children? How to avoid yelling at children? Discuss here.

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Malti.4 years ago
It is not possible to discipline children by yelling at them. If you want to make your kids listen to you, you must speak to them calmly and make them understand their mistakes without losing your cool.
Arushi.4 years ago
Parents set a very bad example by yelling at them. Children will start yelling back if the find their parents doing so frequently.
Swapna.4 years ago
It is a very bad parenting habit. Yelling creates very bad impact of innocent children. They do not open up and may hide lot of things out of fear from parents.
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