Video: The Differences Between Austere & Harsh Parenting

Let’s face it, parenting isn’t easy. As many books and resources as there are devoted to parenting, the fact of the matter is that every family is different so what works for one family isn’t necessarily going to work for another.

In fact, what worked for our parents isn’t necessarily working for today’s parents as we’re seeing modern dads interact with their children in new and different ways compared to previous generations.

When parents discipline their children, two of the most prominent styles utilized are referred to as austere and harsh parenting. These two methods are similar, but have subtle differences. Luma Simms is an Associate Fellow at The Philos Project who has studied both styles and their effect on children. She joins DadsDivorce to explain their differences and gives tips for parents seeking to strike a balance between disciplining their children without being overly harsh.

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Shawn Garrison is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell & Cordell UK. He has written countless pieces dealing with the unique child custody and divorce issues that men and fathers face. Through his work on,, and, Mr. Garrison has become an authority on the complexities of the legal experience and was a content creator for the YouTube series “Dad’s Divorce Live” and additional videos on both the Dad’s Divorce and Cordell & Cordell YouTube channels. Mr. Garrison has managed the sites of these customers, and fostered the creation of several of their features, including the Cordell & Cordell attorney and office pages, the Dad’s Divorce Newsletter, and the Cordell & Cordell newsletter.

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