We totally get it. When your kids won’t stop playing with the ball in the living room, refuse to take the time-out, and talk back to you, it might take a great deal of self-control from you to stop yourself from spanking them.
While many parents in the US accept spanking as punishment for children, research shows that any form of corporal punishment (including spanking) can have a long-lasting negative effect on your child.
Here, we take a close look at the dangers of spanking and alternative ways to discipline them in a positive, healthy way.
The Experts Say NO
Almost every major health organization has come out against this way of disciplining. And several international organizations have issued a call to criminalize physical punishment.