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Threats


"Researchers have also identified childrearing practices which are NEGATIVELY related to the development of empathy: 
...
 THREATS AND/OR PHYSICAL PUNISHMENTS meted out in an attempt to improve children's behavior are counterproductive (Clarke 1984; Eisenberg-Berg and Mussen 1978; Kohn 1991; and Zahn-Waxler, Radke-Yarrow, and King 1979). "
(Cotton 1992)*



2. Threatening
Telling the other person what negative consequences will occur if he or she does something: alluding to the use of force.
  •  You had better do this, or else
  • If you don't do it, then..
  • You'd better not try that...
  • I warn you, if you do that..."
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