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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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.
Including a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film and a sketch-to-screen storyboard comparison that show Tyler in the recording studio voicing his characters, the Tyler Perry's Madea's Tough Love DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.
When we have done that, tough love will make much more sense.
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.
But like the drug war itself, tough love programs are ineffective, based on pseudoscience, and rooted in a brutal ideology that produces more harm than most of the problems they are supposedly aimed at addressing.
Goldsmith led his paragraph headed On tough love with this set of declarations:
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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.
It is unlikely that movies will ever again get the kind of tough love that Farber dispenses with such exuberant, bruising gusto.
Full of charm, wit and zing, Academy Award(R)-winner Kathy Bates (Misery, About Schmidt), Terry Bradshaw (The Cannonball Run) and Zooey Deschanel (The Good Girl, Almost Famous) co-star in this romantic battle of wills that puts an exciting twist on tough love and proves there is no place like home.
JESSIE WARE - TOUGH LOVE HOW to follow a debut so elegant, so deeply soulful and - critical to the existence of its follow-up - so successful over the counter, was the challenge confronting Jessie Ware as W she began to piece together Tough Love.