Does Spanking Lead to Trouble Later?
Early Spanking May Increase Chances of Problem Behavior
Spanking: Good Child Discipline, or Bad? continued...
Banks says one old lie should be put to rest. Spanking really
does hurt the child worse than it hurts the parent. He urges parents to seek
alternative forms of child discipline.
"No one is a perfect parent. Even we so-called experts face
challenges when disciplining our children," he says. "You have to find
what technique works best for you and for your children, but showing your love
and affection toward the child is critical for any form of discipline to work.
Don't be afraid to make mistakes, but learn from them. Work at improving your
techniques and adapting them as your child ages."