How can a parent prevent committing mental abuse?

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A parent can prevent mental abuse of their child. During difficult times, a parent can seek help from family, friends, the faith community, or a support group. Parents can attend parenting programs to improve communication and discipline skills. The classes and groups can also help parents identify when to take a break and how to accept help during stressful times. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, completion of prevention courses reduced abuse cases by 84 percent. Therapy can also help a parent deal with stress in a positive way to ensure a healthy loving relationship with your child.

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to the child as they age. Many will turn to alcohol or drug use, and some may become withdrawn and depressed.
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