The short answer is no. When your child misbehaves or acts in defiant, inappropriate, or even dangerous ways, you want to show him his behavior is unacceptable and must change. Spanking may seem like a direct and effective way to do that, but it delivers other messages you don't want to send:. That's a natural question.
The American Academy of Pediatrics strengthened its advice against corporal punishment in update guidelines, saying it makes kids more aggressive and raises the risk of mental health issues. We can do better. Today, AmerAcadPeds put out a new policy against spanking. Spanking and harsh words are harmful and don't work. Verbal abuse and humiliation is also counterproductive, the pediatrics group said.
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Four years after he was indicted by a grand jury on a felony charge for reckless or negligent injury to a child and suspended by the NFL , Adrian Peterson admitted that he still disciplines his kids using physical forms of punishment. Speaking with Master Tesfatsion of Bleacher Report, Peterson said that he recently spanked his son with a belt. He also didn't entirely rule out using a switch when he disciplines his kids.