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From: pautrey on 4 May 2010 21:05
Spanking your kid could hatch a bully
Mon, Apr 12 2010
By Frederik Joelving
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Punishing your toddler with a few swats on
the rear may come back to bite you, a new report suggests.
According to the study, kids who were spanked often were twice as
likely as those who weren't spanked to develop aggressive behaviors
such as getting into fights, destroying things or being mean to
Earlier research had produced similar results, but most had not taken
into account how aggressive kids were to begin with, and other factors
could have biased the results.
Although the new study doesn't prove that corporal punishment causes
aggression by itself, it shows that the link remains even after
excluding a broad range of possible explanations.
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