a bad parenting trait <that> you don't..

nike20008

Senior Member
French
Commentator : Any form of humillation on your kid is going to have psychological effects for the rest of that kid's life, so that's a bad parenting trait that you don't want to use humillation, you don't want to use bruttally. I don't know what you use; I'm not a parent, but I know those two things distinctively are bad.

I don't know what he meant by that. Is it a filler?

A pause ( comma ) would have made more sense since the sentences that follow "that" are part of his conclusion.

What do you guys think?
 
  • The Newt

    Senior Member
    English - US
    The commentator is presumably speaking off the cuff, but a semi-colon would make it clearer:

    Any form of humiliation on your kid is going to have psychological effects for the rest of that kid's life, so that's a bad parenting trait; you don't want to use humiliation, you don't want to use brutality.
     
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