Today’s Question: “Do you believe in spanking children to get to them to behave?” There is a lot of controversy, discussion and research on this topic. The research points to one strong conclusion: spanking does NOT work. In this episode I discuss the various kinds of rewards and punishments we use to modify our children’s behavior. I address the views of psychologists on this topic near the end of the episode.
Research On Spanking
- Here’s an article and video which addresses spanking in Sweden.
- Why Shouldn’t You Spank Your Kids? Here’s 9 Reasons
- Spanking Undermines A Child’s Long-Term Development