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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

Spanking and child development: We know enough now to stop hitting our children

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Research reports & papers
Author :
Elizabeth T. Gershoff
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Spanking remains a common, if controversial, childrearing practice in the United States. In this article, the author pairs mounting research indicating that spanking is both ineffective and harmful with professional and human rights opinions disavowing the practice.