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Spanking your kids: Good or Bad?

When it comes to spanking, some say a little pain goes a long way. But a recent University of Missouri study says that spanking young children negatively impacts a child’s temperament in the long-term.

According to a recent report by KCRA, the majority of Americans approve of spanking, though data shows it’s not only ineffective, but it actually has the opposite effect.

A 2016 meta-analysis using data on over 150,000 children over a 50-year period linked spanking with aggression, antisocial behavior, mental health problems, cognitive difficulties and low self-esteem, among other negative outcomes.

Research published in Developmental Psychology, looked at racially diverse, low-income families enrolled in the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project.

The results also came out against spanking, showing increased aggressive and delinquent behaviors, from children who were spanked, by the fifth grade.

So what say you? To spank? or not to spank?…



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