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Spanking is bad for children

November 14 2005
13:50

Children who as a child flogged, grow more nervous and aggressive, evidenced by the results of research conducted in six countries, including those where spanking is a legitimate disciplinary measure.

The study was conducted by scientists from Europe, USA and Asia. It was attended by 336 households from different countries. In families where children are flogged, children have a future behavior problems. However, in countries where smacking is the norm, these problems were not so pronounced, according to the magazine Child Development journal.

There is no consensus about the calculation of whether the flogging to violations of the child's mind, no. However, in many European countries it is prohibited by law. In most developing countries are usually the parents decide to flog them to their children or not.

All children are subject to disciplinary penalties, were more aggressive and nervous. Despite the fact that in countries where smacking is the norm, the level of aggression in children is much lower, the scientists say that corporal punishment for misconduct should be banned regardless of the culture and customs of the country. Otherwise it can lead to serious consequences, both for children themselves, and for the nation as a whole.

The study's authors believe that parents should look for more positive ways to influence their children. BBC reports

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