I have tried to search for a hadith or some grounding in the Quran which shuns parents from abusing their own children. I could not find any.
I am talking about verbal and emotional abuse.
I completely understand and have great respect for the rulings in which Islam instructs children to respect their parents and take care of them when they grow old, like they took care of children when they were infants.
But what about children? Don't they have emotions? Don't they have a right to get hurt when they are abused? Does Allah also (na-ooz biALLAH) reject their emotions? Why does Islam ignore the fact that bullying and abuse at the hands of parents rips a child of any self-esteem and confidence, and results in damaged individuals who spend the rest of their lives and energy getting over the abuse they faced at the hands of their parents, and consequently are never able to reach their full potential?