A new study from the University of Pittsburgh has found that yelling is as harmful as spanking when discipling your child.
The two year study found that older children (this study focused on middle school kids) that were subjected to "harsh verbal discipline," such as yelling, cursing, and insults, were more likely to be depressed or have behavioral problems. In addition, this form of discipline is not effective in getting kids to stop the offending behavior.
Finding a preschool, preparing for separation anxiety, fostering independence in your child — these are all things we think about when it's time for our little ones to head to preschool.
Potty training? Not so much. Of course it's on your radar, but potty training doesn't always immediately come to mind as you're getting ready to send your child off.