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Is "watch yourself" eventhough it means be careful, used more in nagative situations or nagatively? So, if someone says that to a child, the person is more about criticing the child than caring?

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"Watch yourself" has a more negative air about it. It isn't something that I would use kindly. It has a connotation of almost sassiness, and so could even be considered rude in some contexts.

A kinder way of saying something similar to a child would be "Watch that you don't get hurt!" or "Take care."

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It is a warning that you have stepped over the line the next response if you continue will be much more forceful.

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