The more you slap children, the higher the probability that they will rebel against their parents, and to commit antisocial actions, aggressive, and experience difficulties in learning. This is the conclusion of scientists compiled data for research on physical punishment conducted over the last 50 years.
The more you slap children, the higher the probability that they will rebel against their parents, and to commit antisocial actions, aggressive, and experience difficulties in learning. To such conclusion the American scientists, compiled data for research on physical punishment conducted over the last 50 years. This was reported in the journal of Family Psychology.
The researchers worked with data for only slipcam. In total they managed to collect information on 160 thousand children. It turned out that parents spanking their children in the future face 13 of the 17 negative consequences (behavior problems, academic performance, mental health and so on).
"We found that spanking leads to a lot of problems, but does not force children into submission, which sought parents who resort to this punishment," says co-author Elizabeth Gershoff (Elizabeth Gershoff).
In addition, the authors of the study examined the long-term consequences of slaps for adults, which had been punished in childhood. They have not only found a tendency to anti-social behaviour, but also the confidence that their children also need physical punishment.
Finally, the researchers emphasize that physical punishment and child abuse, contrary to the opinion of many parents, have a lot in common. Implications for development and mental health of the child, these forms of "influence", in fact, identical.
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