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2011-03-14 12:22:58

US researchers said Monday they have found that 40 percent of depressed men said they had spanked their kids in the last month, compared to only 13 percent of men without symptoms of depression, Reuters Health reports. "This finding is particularly concerning given that children were only 1 year of age in our study," Dr. R. Neal Davis, of Intermountain Healthcare in Murray, Utah, and colleagues write in the journal Pediatrics. More than 1,700 new fathers from 20 large cities in the US...

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2010-08-09 10:32:46

Three studies led by UNC researchers find that spanking and other forms of corporal punishment of children are still common in the U.S. and worldwide, despite bans in 24 countries. Spanking has declined in the U.S. since 1975 but nearly 80 percent of preschool children are still disciplined in this fashion. In addition, corporal punishment of children remains common worldwide, despite bans on corporal punishment that have been adopted in 24 countries since 1979. These are some of the more...

2010-04-19 15:00:00

FLEMINGTON, N.J., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A new media study among 1,378 Americans revealed that among political parties, more Republicans (73%) reported spanking their children compared to Democrats (60%) and Independents (61%). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071204/NYTU133LOGO) The study was conducted during April 15-19 by HCD Research using its MediaCurves.com® website, to obtain viewers' perceptions of a news clip discussing a recent study, which...

2010-04-16 10:07:00

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health finds nearly 9 in 10 parents choose to discuss and reason with their misbehaving children, while 1 in 5 use spanking, 1 in 10 use paddling for discipline ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Misbehaving is part of growing up and learning right from wrong. Parents' choices of discipline for their kids today include a wide range of options, from verbal discussions to physical punishment. But these days, how do...

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2010-04-12 10:45:00

Children who were spanked as toddlers are twice as likely to become aggressive or destructive as they grow older, a team of university researchers claim in a new study. The findings were published online in the April 12 edition of the Pediatrics as "Mothers' Spanking of 3-Year-Old Children and Subsequent Risk of Children's Aggressive Behavior." The research was completed by Catherine A. Taylor and Janet C. Rice of Tulane University, Jennifer A. Manganello of the University of Albana, and...

2009-09-25 11:30:22

U.S. children who were spanked had lower IQs four years later than those not spanked, researchers found. University of New Hampshire Professor Murray Straus, who is presenting the findings Friday at the 14th International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, in San Diego, called the study groundbreaking. The results of this research have major implications for the well being of children across the globe, Straus said in a statement. It is time for psychologists to recognize the need to...

2009-09-25 08:21:35

Children who are spanked have lower IQs worldwide, including in the United States, according to new groundbreaking research by University of New Hampshire professor Murray Straus. The research results will be presented Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at the 14th International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, in San Diego, Calif. "All parents want smart children. This research shows that avoiding spanking and correcting misbehavior in other ways can help that happen," Straus says. "The...

2009-09-16 12:59:30

Spanking 1-year-old children leads to more aggressive behavior and less sophisticated cognitive development in the next two years, U.S. researchers say. Researchers at Duke University, the University of Missouri-Columbia, the University of South Carolina, Columbia University, Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill say verbal punishment is not associated with aggression, especially when accompanied by emotional support from mothers. The researchers interviewed...

2009-09-15 09:08:52

A new longitudinal study that looks at how low-income parents discipline their young children has found that spanking 1-year-olds leads to more aggressive behaviors and less sophisticated cognitive development in the next two years. Verbal punishment is not associated with such effects, especially when it is accompanied by emotional support from moms. In addition, 1-year-olds' fussiness predicted spanking and verbal punishment at ages 1, 2, and 3. The study, which explored whether mothers'...

2009-03-27 19:21:39

Spanking children increases the likelihood they will become defiant and aggressive, a University of Michigan researcher said. Elizabeth Gershoff, an associate professor in the school of social work, said a review of 100 years of research and published studies shows physical punishment puts kids at risk for increased mental health problems, anti-social behavior and serious injuries, the university said this week in a release. There is little research evidence that physical punishment improves...


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