Many well-meaning parents downplay the traumatic impact raising one’s voice has on a child’s development. But far from harmless punishment or stress relief for adults, shouting, insults, and verbal threats can inflict lasting psychological damage on children.
Rather than chalking screaming up to letting off steam, we must recognize the destructive influence it has on vulnerable young minds. Verbal attacks early in life can forever alter a child’s trajectory, robbing them of self-confidence and relationship skills that echo for decades. Even occasionally losing control hurts kids in profound, enduring ways we dismiss far too casually.