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Is it OK to spank my child? My parents did it but now I don’t know if it is the right thing to do.


Rajatha Singh
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Doctor I really need your help on this one. Is it OK to spank my child? My parents did it but now I don’t know if it is the right thing to do.

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Dr. Mridula Amarnath
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Hi Rajatha,

During earlier times, spanking a child was considered to be the most effective way of teaching them discipline. However, today there is mounting evidence that proves this wrong. Spanking may lead to a short term compliance of children, however its effects are not good in the long run. It may cause physical and emotional trauma to the child, and may also lead them to be aggressive in later life.

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