Is Spanking Your Child Ever OK? Researchers List Unwanted Outcomes Of This Parenting Technique
February 6, 2018
Spanking is one of the most controversial parenting practices and is still used widely by many parents. You have probably heard parents that spank their children respond to criticism with some form of the following: “My parents spanked me, my grandparents spanked my parents, and we all turned out just fine.”
But studies on the effects of spanking on children’s behavior seem to prove that getting physical does nothing to correct undesired behaviors in the long term, makes children more aggressive, harms their relationship with parents, and leads to mental issues in adulthood.
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