Think before you act.
  1. It's unnecessary.
  2. It's lazy.
  3. It's mean-spirited.
  4. Why would you want to yell at someone you love?
  5. It teaches the lesson that bigger people can act threateningly toward smaller people.
  6. It frightens and stresses out children, which is not good for their physical and mental health.
  7. It doesn't teach a useful lesson, it just instills fear.
  8. It sets a very bad example for how to solve problems.
  9. It can make your kids angry and resentful, possibly leading to eventual strong oppositional or vengeful behavior, such as lying, deceiving, and using drugs.
  10. It makes kids feel bad about themselves, it lowers or hinders the development of their self-esteem and self-confidence, and it makes them less confident and poorer decision makers.