The Answer Sheet: spanking


Posted at 02:00 AM ET, 07/23/2010

Tunisia bans spanking (even by parents)

Talk about government involvement in the home: Tunisia lawmakers have voted to ban spanking of children by anybody, parents included.

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:00 AM ET, 07/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Discipline, Discipline | Tags:  ban on spanking, corporal punishment, should kids be spanked?, tunisia bans spanking

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 04/14/2010

Study says spanking can lead to aggressive behavior

A new study finds that children spanked frequently at the age of 3 are more likely to become aggressive when they are 5. It is the latest in a long line of research studies extending back decades showing that corporal punishment should be considered as a significant risk factor that increases the probability of psychological disorders in children as they grow older.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:31 AM ET, 04/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Early Childhood, Early Childhood | Tags:  Tulane study and spanking, aggressive behavior and spanking, corporal punishment, spanking, spanking causing aggression in kids, study and spanking