Study: Dads Who Yell At Their Teens Make The Behavior Worse

Sometimes if you want to get your point across you really shouldn’t yell. Researchers from Brigham Young University looked at how 500 children reacted when shouted at by their mother versus their father. They discovered that when fathers yelled at their teens it resulted in more aggressive and delinquent behavior down the line, while the same did not result when teens were yelled at by their mothers. Researchers say this happens because when fathers shout it is louder and more forceful, which may produce more anger in the teen. Study author Laura Walker adds, “Our message to dads is that it’s really important to be kind and gentle with older children– even gentler sometimes than mom…. Hostility from dad tends to produce negative outcomes.” (Daily Mail)