My undermining yourself esteem is “helping you.” Your assertion of any independence of personality requires punishment.
“You know I don’t like when you use magic.” This is not a single time even. Cora does this often to keep Regina obedient. When did Cora start hurting her daughter with magic. In 5.17 she says she can’t heal Regina because her magic has hurt her so one can conclude that this physical abuse by magic has been going on since Regina was 10 years old or younger.
More gaslighting. Your freedom is not good for you. I know better. You aren’t good enough.Regina was already in her control. What is the point of the restraints? Either to cause pain or to remind her of how little control she has. Notice how rigid Regina gets. I wonder if Cora used restraints to teach her posture.
Now notice how Regina’s voice goes up and she sounds younger as she promises to be good. She knows how to get her mother to stop hurting her. Act like the doll that her mother always wanted instead of a child with her own will and desires.