Health: Spanking Backlash

Parents who spank their kids before age 2 can expect them to get into trouble at school, suggests a study in Pediatrics. Compared with kids who were never hit, white non-Hispanic toddlers who were spanked five times a week were four times as likely to have behavioral problems later. No significant link was found between spanking and later misbehavior in black and Hispanic children. --By Sora Song


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