Spanking Kids Is Harmful and It Doesn’t Work: Lessons from 50 Years of Research

Most of us were spanked as kids. It is a common belief that some spanking is needed for instilling discipline. But peer-reviewed research over last 50 years clearly establishes that 1) Spanking does not work to elicit good behavior 2) Spanking is strongly correlated to harmful outcomes. This is not to judge what our parents did or what we are doing to kids. We just present the research in the faith that people will recognize the best practices for themselves and change with time 🙂

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