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Corporal Punishment

While I am not a parent, my job does require me to regularly counsel parents on how they treat their children, and I try to make recommendations based on the best available evidence….

New study says spanking doesn’t work, makes children’s behavior worse • 2016 Apr 28 • Heidi Stevens • Chicago Tribune

The Strong Evidence Against Spanking • 2016 Apr 27 • Julie Beck • The Atlantic

Also, capitalism:

Corporal punishment is banned in close to 50 countries, including Germany, Spain, Kenya, Denmark and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Why not here?

“It’s based on our history of treating children as property,” psychiatrist Paul Holinger, founder of Chicago’s Center for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, once told me.

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