Laks- there is a difference between yelling your child's name to avoid him/her getting hurt and that is a natural instinct. We all do that and that's not at least how I'd define abusive yelling. Any parent/ non-parent would yell/ jump and pull away the child if they see danger- be it oncoming traffic or a water body. And using a leash on a toddler fells in the same category (trying to keep the child safe). But, yelling in hope of getting your point across is what I'd argue against. In my humble opinion, harsh words and physical beating is not the way to discipline a child.