|We all tried that. It just makes them more angry.|
Almost all kids between three and four years old have been spanked. Three quarters of mothers in America think it's okay to spank children between one and three. This is wonderful news! Spank away people! Let's just drop in with Psychology Today for a quick second and see what they say?
They have released several articles on the topic. In their articles they define spanking children as "physical punishment". Which they say is "the use of physical force with the intention of causing a child to experience bodily pain or discomfort". Well that would be beating. Spanking, as a scare tactic, helps establish fear of punishment. This is necessary when we get older to keep us from breaking the law.
To spank or not to spank. It's up to the parent. Most Americans do. Most children get spanked. Most people are good. This just goes to show us how sometimes science, reports, and studies don't always have the right answer. This is just one man's opinion.
The CNN article is here.
The Psychology Today article I quoted from is here.