Psychology & Psychiatry

Why parents should never spank children

Spanking —usually defined as hitting a child on the buttocks with an open hand —is a common form of discipline still used on children worldwide. However, to date, spanking has been banned in 53 countries and states ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Physical abuse and punishment impact children's academic performance

A Penn State researcher and her collaborator found that physical abuse was associated with decreases in children's cognitive performance, while non-abusive forms of physical punishment were independently associated with reduced ...

Pediatrics

Fewer American parents are spanking their kids

(HealthDay)—Spanking and hitting children to discipline them has been on the decline among U.S. parents—rich and poor alike—since 1988, a new study finds.

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