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Spanking makes your kids dumb

September 26, 2009

According to “research” anyway.

A good spanking may leave a mark on a child that’s worse than the red handprint. Spanking and other corporal punishments stunt children’s intelligence, new research shows.

“The practical side of this is that paediatricians and child psychologists need to start doing what none of them do now, and say, ‘Never spank under any circumstances,'” says Murray Straus, a sociologist…

I don’t like to spank my kids, but sometimes there is no alternative. I think I can see a real difference in my own kids between the ones we spanked more often and those we did not. The non-spanked are exceedingly good whiners and will whine incessantly until they get their way. The spanked know their place. I don’t say that to sound like a tyrant, but for goodness sake, they are the child and you are supposed to be the parent. Loving parents are supposed to know what is best for their child – not the other way around. Would you prefer your child become an unruly, spoiled, and lazy adult with a 5 point higher IQ, or an adult that can actually be a productive member of society?

I think we have way too many adults in this country who’s parents never spanked them.

He who spares the rod hates his son,
but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.
Proverbs 13:24

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