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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."

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