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.
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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.
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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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The guide, which includes a list of do's and don'ts, additionally advises against parents letting a few weeks back at home turn into months and suggests showing "tough love" by not doing their child's washing or ironing.
According to the study, by think tank Demos, children with "tough love" parents were twice as likely to develop good character capabilities by the age of five than children with "disengaged" parents.
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"Right now, Larry, it's tough love. I cannot continue funding.
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You may be the one they will forever thank for coming into their lives and providing the tough love that they so desperately needed.
Standing up to her is no easy task and when her father uses tough love to try to reestablish his authority, she balks and runs away.
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