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Are both sentences correct and natural? Do you say “a thick skin” or “thick skin”?
Is it correct to say “do him good in life”?


He is hard on his child as he wants his son to get a thick skin. It will do him good in life.

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anonymousDo you say “a thick skin” or “thick skin”?

Both sound acceptable to me in the given context.

anonymousIs it correct to say “do him good in life”?

Yes.

CJ

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anonymousAre both sentences correct and natural?

You need a comma before "as". Even if it was not required, It would help the reader who sees "hard on his child as he wants," and expects "to be" or something like that next. Also, "as" is too formal there.

anonymousDo you say “a thick skin” or “thick skin”?

Either one works here.

anonymousIs it correct to say “do him good in life”?

No. You mean it will stand him in good stead in life, help him in life, serve him well in life. For "something to do someone good" is a one-shot thing as a matter of idiom. Also, what will do him good—Dad's being hard on him or his having thick skin? Dad's being hard on him might do him good, but a thick skin can't do him good because it isn't doing anything, again as a matter of idiom