Silent treatment as a method of communication is – well – just bad.
I am not talking about taking some time to ponder, step away, or cool off, I am talking about too many hours leading to days of silence intended to punish.
Lots of people grew up experiencing it and learned to use it. Its’ effect is “damage”.
Assuming your goal is to improve your communication skills and relationships, it simply has no place. Not at home. Not at work. Doing it to kids is downright cruel.
Life is short and even shorter for some. Don’t waste your or someone else’s precious life by using this ugly, damaging weapon.