The Scientific Case Against Spanking

0
113

There is a growing body of scientific evidence that suggests that spanking children may do more harm than good. Although it has long been a common form of discipline, spanking has been shown to have a number of negative effects on children, including decreased mental health, increased aggression, and problems with social and emotional development.

A number of studies have shown that spanking children is associated with increased aggression. One study found that children who were spanked more frequently were more likely to be aggressive as adults. Another study found that spanking was associated with increased aggression in children, even when other factors such as poverty and parental aggression were taken into account.

Spanking has also been linked to problems with mental health. One study found that children who were spanked were more likely to have anxiety disorders as adults. Another study found that spanking was associated with increased risk of depression.

There is also evidence that spanking can interfere with children’s social and emotional development. One study found that spanking was associated with decreased empathy in children. Another study found that spanking was associated with increased aggression and decreased prosocial behavior.

The evidence suggests that spanking is not an effective form of discipline and may actually do more harm than good. If you are considering spanking your child, you may want to consider other forms of discipline that have been shown to be more effective.

Leave a reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here