Spare the Rod, Spare the Kid

Twenty-eight years after the complete ban on the physical punishment of children in Finland: trends and psychosocial concomitants.

The decline in physical punishment was associated with a similar decline in the number of murdered children. Respondents who had been exposed to higher amounts of physical punishment than average scored significantly higher on alcohol abuse, depression, mental health problems, and schizotypal personality.

Do your kids a favor. Don’t beat them up…

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