The most common example is an angry reaction to a difficult child's aggressiveness or restlessness that takes the form of scolding or spanking.
Happy, excited commands will elicit a happy, excited reaction from your pet, and likewise, a scolding tone will cause your dog to act sheepish and submissive.
Dan found himself on the receiving end of several scolding lectures; one concerned nurse advised him that he would have to start being more responsible now that he was getting married.
She continued to take notes, as if Dean's scolding had fallen on deaf ears.
The classics had not refined his taste, for he was amused by setting the wandering scholars, who swarmed to his court, to abuse one another in the indescribably filthy Latin scolding matches which were then the fashion.