A tactic that doesn't work is broadly called harsh verbal discipline, whether that's shouting at teens, yelling, screaming, swearing, insulting or calling them names, says a study out today. In fact, those parenting actions increase the risk that the adolescent will misbehave and suffer symptoms of depression. Shouting and yelling are ineffective and can be harmful, says study's author Ming-Te Wang, assistant professor in the department of psychology and the school of education at the University of Pittsburgh. Wang and colleagues studied two-parent families and their teens in Pennsylvania.
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Time-outs can work in some cases. Five minutes of time-out can be as effective or more so than 25 minutes. Ignoring behavior can be effective, as long as the behavior is not injurious or damaging for the individual or others. In some circumstances, using a prearranged gesture or signal can intervene. This could be a touch, hand sign or other cue which helps an individual understand they need to change their behavior.