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Sep 19, 2014 4:22 PM

How To Get Children To Behave Without Hitting Them

There's plenty of evidence that spanking, paddling or hitting children doesn't improve their behavior in the long run, and actually makes it worse.

But the science never trumps emotion, according to Alan Kazdin, head of the Yale Child Study Center and author of The Everyday Parenting Toolkit.

After NFL star Adrian Peterson was indicted for child abuse after disciplining his 4-year-old son by hitting him with a switch, there's been a lot of conversation about how


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