Your Family: Jul. 29, 2002

BAD BEHAVIOR Spanking may be an effective way to get a child to behave right away, but research from the National Center for Children in Poverty warns that it could lead to even more severe behavioral problems in the future. Psychologist Elizabeth Thompson Gershoff analyzed 88 different studies on corporal punishment and found that the more often or harshly a child was hit, the more likely the youngster was to grow up to be aggressive, antisocial or abusive toward his or her own kids.

WORKING MOMS A report in the journal Child Development says the children of mothers who return to...

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