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Harsh Parenting Predicts Low Educational Attainment Through Increasing Peer Problems – ScienceDaily

A recent study published in Child Development looked at 1,482 students, over the span of nine years, in Maryland to see if the way they were treated by their parents would influence their academic success and physiological development. The study defined harsh parenting as as “yelling, hitting, and engaging in coercive behaviors like verbal or physical threats as a means of punishment.” The study found that students who were parented more harshly were more likely to engage in risky behaviors, have a lower educational achievement level, and a higher rate of delinquency. Read more.