Spanking children: the controversies, findings, and new directions.

@article{Benjet2003SpankingCT,
  title={Spanking children: the controversies, findings, and new directions.},
  author={C. Benjet and A. Kazdin},
  journal={Clinical psychology review},
  year={2003},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={
          197-224
        }
}
The use of spanking as a discipline technique is quite prevalent, even though whether or not to spank children is controversial among lay and professional audiences alike. Considerable research on the topic has been analyzed in several reviews of the literature that often reach different and sometimes opposite conclusions. Opposing conclusions are not inherently problematic as research develops in an area. However, we propose that both methodological limitations of the research to date as well… Expand

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