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The Strong Evidence Against Spanking

Spanking is a fairly common, although controversial, form of punishment that parents use to control their child’s misbehavior. New research shows that spanking has a bad outcome for kids.

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“Around the world, an average of 60 percent of children receive some kind of physical punishment, according to UNICEF. And the most common form is spanking. In the United States, most people still see spanking as acceptable, though FiveThirtyEight reports that the percentage of people who approve of spanking has gone down, from 84 percent in 1986 to about 70 percent in 2012.” Read more.

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