Parents Should Not Be Spanking Their Kids, and Here’s Why

Parents should not be spanking their kids, according to several experts. The practice can have negative consequences on children and is not appropriate in most cases. Here are four reasons why.

1. The practice is ineffective: Children who are spanked do not usually improve. In fact, many studies show that spanking children does not work as promised and can actually have negative consequences.

2. It may cause permanent changes in development: A spanking can cause physical changes in children such as reduced height and muscle mass, delayed development in some areas, and a decreased ability to think ahead.

3. It can be dangerous: Spanking children can be dangerous because it can cause them to be angry and aggressive. This can lead to problems in their lives such as substance abuse or mental health issues.

4. It is not age-appropriate: Spanking children is not age-appropriate in most cases. Children should not be spanked until they are at least 12 years old.

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