Parenting a teenager can be challenging especially when dealing with disagreements.
But blowing up at your kids may not the answer.
It's important to keep your cool when you're disciplining your teen according to new research.
Researchers found that when parents disciplined their teenagers by yelling, swearing at, or humiliating them, two or more times a week, the teens were more likely to act up in school, lie to parents, steal, fight or show signs of depression.
The study looked at almost 1,000 two-parent families.
Parents usually yell because they take their child's behavior personally or they feel out of control.
Let's face it parenting a teen is not always easy.
The study looked at nearly 1,000 two-parent families...most of them were considered middle class.
The study appears in the journal "Child Development."