Parents should be aware of the possible consequences of their methods of discipline.
Nothing destroys the potential for parents to have a close relationship with children as disciplining through excessive fear. When children are still young, parents should be aware that one day their children will become independent. Parents who use fear as a weapon create negative feelings in the children. When they grow up, those children are likely to rebel against their parents and go their own way.
(Rabbi Shlomo Wolbe - Alai Shur, p.261; Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, p.259)
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