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The Effectiveness Of Spanking And Other Disciplinary Measures For Children

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While it may have been a more accepted practice in the past, spanking children can be a controversial topic nowadays. Some parents may think it is appropriate but an increasing number of parents are choosing to forgo the paddle. 

A recent study published in The Journal of Family Psychology claims that children who get spanked are more likely to defy their parents and to experience increased anti-social behavior, aggression, mental health problems and cognitive difficulties.?

Here to discuss spanking and disciplinary measures for children ? and what works and what doesn'?t ?are pediatric psychologist at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and assistant professor in the University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Katherine Junger; social worker at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Julie Smith-Swejkar; and developmental pediatrician in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and assistant professor in the UC Department of PediatricsDr. Jennifer Ehrhardt.