If we take abusing into consideration, we discover a very serious damaging consequence of spanking, according to a new study.
Researchers claim that it may lead to risky sexual behaviors, or even sexual deviancy in the years of maturity.
There exist a lot of antagonists of spanking who suggest different theories and offer facts and figures, but still even the strongest supporters of anti-spank policy suggest "avoiding it if you can."
A profound study of spanking theories conducted by Gershoff found 93 percent agreement that spanking can lead to such problems as delinquent and anti-social behavior in childhood along with aggression, criminal and anti-social behavior and spousal or child abuse as an adult.
However, about 90 percent of U.S. parents spank toddlers.
Researches managed to draw an analogy with smoking. If a smoker reaches the age of 65 without developing lung cancer, it doesn't mean that smoking isn't harmful. It means the person was one of the lucky ones.
If a baby was spanked, and they don't later develope an interest in bondage and discipline sex, it's not because spanking is OK, it's because they're one of the lucky ones.
Researchers concluded that spanking doesn't work any better than non-corporal punishment but has harmful side effects.
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