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Apr 26, 2016 12:05 PM

New study says there's a negative outcome after spanking kids

This month's issue of Journal of Family Psychology published a study that takes a look at five decades of spanking children.

Elizabeth Gershoff and co-author Andrew Grogan-Kaylor tested long-term effects spanking has on a child.

"The more they were spanked, the more likely they were to exhibit anti-social behavior and to experience mental health problems," the study reads. "They were also more likely to support physical punishment for their own children."

Researchers looked at a wide variety of studies and found that spanking was consistently associated with negative outcomes.


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