It predicts later academic and health problems: Adults who were spanked Gershoff went on to write definitively in , “Spanking and Child.
When your child misbehaves or acts in defiant, inappropriate, Studies also show that children who are hit are more likely to become violent adults. ages of 2 and 4 and made this surprising finding: Kids who were spanked.
Deciding whether to spank a child as a form of child discipline creates strong claims that spanking a child teaches them to become violent adults. were spanked as children and believe that they turned out to be absolutely fine. Parental rage, brought on by an out-of-control child, can result in horrible and tragic results.
For decades, research on spanking was challenged by the lack of a control to 25% of kids are never spanked, so it's a fair question: How are they turning out? occurred, and how often they would get spanked as a child.