Your Family: Jun. 14, 1999

IT HURTS ME MORE THAN YOU Last week the Nevada assembly joined the debate over whether spanking deters bad behavior or teaches kids it's O.K. to use violence for resolving disputes. A new law explicitly allows parents to spank their children and stipulates that official records of abuse charges be erased if the parent is cleared. Proponents hailed the return of discipline, while critics noted that expunging documents will make it harder to track abusive parents.

PAYBACK TIME If you're looking forward to more leisure time once the kids leave for college, think again. Several new studies, noting that an increasing...

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