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Does tough love parenting work?

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Tough love will push kids to do better and they need that to get ahead in life.
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I think it works when kids are older. Younger kids need love and nurture and tough love might work adversely against you.
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HazelK
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I agree with that. Young children would love to have your attention, tender love and care. Do the tough love when they get a little older and can understand things better.
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MartinaS
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Maybe keeping it in balance will really work.
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I believe kids respond better to nurturing than to"tough love". I agree with Gamal and maybe this would work with teenagers or adult children better than young kids.
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I will choose to nurture my kids to be loving and compassionate to others too. If they see that's what we do for them, they will imitate it.
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It worked for me and my brothers. I think there's nothing wrong practicing a tough love on your children as long as LOVE will always be there.
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I had tough parents and it only made us want to rebel more. I don't think it works.
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Tough love will stress out children! That will be too much pressure for them to handle at a young age!
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I am a loving mother to my child and so does his father. I want him to grow old respecting us and not hating us.
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I think that would depend on the parents on how they will handle their kids. What type of discipline they will use. What works for some kids may not work for others.
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No, my parents gave us tough love and basically spanked us all the time. We're all screwed up in some ways. I have OCD, my two brothers are still single and almost 40 (never had a girlfriend mind you!) and my sister is one money crazed bitch.
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My dad was really tough on us and he wanted us to always be the best. It was a lot of pressure but it pushed us to always strive to improve which is good.
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