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Smacking Leads To Mental Health Issues And Aggression In Children, Research Shows

Smacking is associated with more aggression, more antisocial behaviour, more mental health and cognitive problems, and poorer relationships with parents, according to the most comprehensive analysis of the research to date. And, it appears that the detrimental effects may also reach into adulthood. 2014 data from UNICEF revealed that around the world, 80 per cent [...]

“Smacking never did us any harm!”

How often have you heard that line? How often have you said it?   I’m not here to tell you how to parent your kids. I’m learning every day just how hard a job it is. But I can’t help thinking to myself, whenever I hear this:   “Yeah, smacking never did us any harm, [...]

To smack or not to smack

It is an age old debate; does a simple smack teach a child to behave? Recent research conducted overseas says that rather than teaching a child to behave, it actually stops them developing their own forms of self discipline which are vital for coping with tasks later in life, like school and self control in [...]

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