When we were children we may have experienced swanking and spanking and sometimes we also do this to our children. But now we have to think about the effects of spanking and its influence on our kids.
A new research was done which reveals that occasional smacking of kids has much bigger effect on their mental well- being and also has an impact on their personalities into adulthood than originally thought.
This study was done by the experts of the University of Texas and the University of Michigan which recently published its results in the journal of Family Psychology detailing the analysis of 50 years of research which involved 160,000 children. The consequences of spanking and it affected children to adulthood.
Shockingly spanking induces anti-social behavior in kids when they grow, in some cases mental health issues also occur with aggression. In some children cognitive difficulties were also found and which is a major cause of concern. So, spanking and smacking is equal to punishment which can distort the natural personality of the kid.
An associate Professor at the University of Texas in Austin, Elizabeth Gershoff said “Our analysis focuses on what most Americans would recognize as spanking and not on potentially abusive behaviors. We found that spanking was associated with unintended detrimental outcomes and was not associated with more immediate or long-term compliance, which are parents’ intended outcomes when they discipline their children.”
Is it right to compare spanking and physical abuse?
Yes because when the child grows to adulthood we may do not know but he or she develops aggression which is not right and must be avoided. Not just this the chances of spanking own kids are also extremely high showing how the cycle of actions experienced at a young age are carried on to the next generation.