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WORDS HURT KIDS, TOO, CAPTAIN KANGAROO SAYS

Many parents don't realize they can abuse children without hitting them, says Bob Keeshan, better known as Captain Kangaroo.

"Emotional abuse takes place with words," said Keeshan, who dedicated a shelter for abused and neglected children at High Point University in High Point, N.C., on Monday."It takes place when you never lay a hand on a child, but you say, `You dumb kid, you stupid kid, get outta my sight, I'm sorry I ever had you.' It's a style of parenting."