The Answer Sheet: study and 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)