tough love


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tough love

n.
The use of strict disciplinary measures and limitations on freedoms or privileges, as by a parent or guardian, as a means of fostering responsibility and expressing care or concern.
A term referring to a parent’s 'active nonintervention' in the societal consequences of a child’s or adolescent’s misbehaviour—e.g., allowing the police to arrest him or her for drug possession or use, or DUI—driving under the influence (of drugs or alcohol)—etc.

tough love

Pop psychology A parent's “active nonintervention” in the societal consequences of a child's or adolescent's misbehavior–eg, allowing the police to arrest her for drug possession or use, for DUI, etc
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34) tested and verified the validity of the tough love model of Bhatt and Ogaki using US and Japan surveys.
She seems racked with doubt, explaining she was nervous about her voice appearing as clearly and high in the mix as it does on Tough Love, compared to her more subdued performance on her debut.
If this proposition is true, and if the goal is recovery from addiction, then the benign neglect/ tough love position would dictate that providing money or shelter constitutes "enabling" behavior, and is counterproductive to addicts' and alcoholics' long-term best interests.
From a wide draw, Tough Love was some way adrift of the eventual one-two turning for home but he impressed in making up his ground to challenge, pulling five lengths clear of the rest in so doing.
In the nearly five decades since the first tough love residential treatment community, Synanon, introduced the idea of attack therapy as a cure for drug abuse, hundreds of thousands of young people have undergone such "therapy" These programs have both driven and been driven by the war on drugs.
When Douglas Gawriljuk slid down a pole like a eat burglar to join her, their flop-over holds and aching angles turned into tough love.
I hope that Charlie and Virginia's legacy will help adult children of aged parents to understand that tough love is better than allowing parents to make decisions that are clearly not in their best interest.
The work of the fund committee is excellent, a combination of compassion and tough love as we consider each case and discuss whether we should increase, decrease, initiate or discontinue support.
Goldsmith led his paragraph headed On tough love with this set of declarations:
Kathryn Schwarz, in Tough Love, positions herself as working in the tradition of "the enterprise of queering" (9) to be found in the work of Bruce Smith, Jonathan Goldberg, Valerie Traub, and others and also invokes psychoanalytic theory, "not to map our methodologies onto early modern texts, but to illuminate the ways in which those texts are themselves engaged in similar work" (11).
Laura admits, "It was tough love with him and consequently as adults we're very capable.
Sometimes it takes tough love to solve a tough problem.