To Spank Or Not To Spank? What Experts Have To Say About This Discipline Method, And What You Can Do Instead?
October 15, 2018 17:51
Is spanking your child an appropriate discipline method? The arguments about this issue have been around for several decades now, and opinions are still divided.
According to a survey conducted by The Harris Poll in 2013, 4 in 5 Americans (81%) thought spanking their kids is "sometimes appropriate", while 19% said it’s never appropriate. Among those with a child in their household, the figure is almost the same – about 4 in 5 parents (78%) said spanking is sometimes appropriate.
But is spanking really effective in terms of correcting undesired behaviors and building a positive relationship with your child?
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