All comments. And more than that we actually have scruples and care about others, unlike these youngsters growing uo today that are rude mouthy little brats!!!!! You need to really understand your child to decide. The "drunkard and profligate" part was just an example. My parents never knew, but he was paddled in every grade. The result is that kids are spanked less often overall, and kids who've never been spanked are becoming a bigger slice of the pie in long-term population studies. It's called assault.
Is Spanking an Effective Way to Discipline Kids?
More from Opinion. The answer could very well be both, as this recent paper , which relies on complex statistical methods, suggests. J Fam Psychol. This present-day mistake, rather than a tale from your past, can be a powerful teaching tool. Children learn positive behaviors from practicing actions that work, ones that lead to a sense of belonging and competence. Don't care what you think.