5 Decades of Research Reveals What Spanking Does to Children

Apr 27, 2016 at 5:28 pm |

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While spanking isn’t usually considered child abuse, a slap on the toosh not only hurts but can also shame a child. My mom spanked us kids with a chopstick, which wasn’t fun and I personally do not recommend. While less and less parents choose NOT to slap their kids’ behinds, have you ever wondered what are the psychological effects on children who were spanked? I mean besides resentment, is it actually effective?

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Do you believe in spanking as discipline?

Do you believe in spanking?