Parents dealing with children who talk back or treat others in the family poorly might resort to yelling or taking away tangible items as forms of punishment. These methods might ease initial frustrations for the parents, but rarely lead to positive, changed behaviors.

Using harsh words and back-talking are strategies that children can get very adept at using. The reasons for these actions are varied and in adolescence can change regularly. A parent may resort to yelling at children in response to these situations out of frustration, habit, or feelings of losing control.

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