Don't spank your kids, says 50 years of research
How do you punish a child?
Spanking isn't the answer, according to a study conducted by experts at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Michigan. Published in April's Journal of Family Psychology, the study – which uses data from 50 years of research on over 160,000 children – found that children punished using spanking were more likely to experience negative consequences such as aggression and antisocial behavior. Further, the more frequently children were spanked, the more likely they were to exhibit these undesirable behaviors.

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