All this is copied from Becky’s page where she said we were free to share:
I’ve [again this “I” here and below is Becky since this was copied from her page] been asked to share some links to studies and information about using corporal punishment with children.
Here we go! See the comments for additional links.
This is public, you are welcome to share.
This may be one of the best articles to read because of how plainly it illustrates that in the US, we overvalue pain and undervalue children. This simple phrase – overvaluing pain and undervaluing children – is a really devastating indictment of our culture.
And it’s true, you can see in many domains of life how children are undervalued (e.g. funding of education) and pain is overvalued (consider the dominant religious culture that is founded on human sacrifice, torture, and blood atonement; or consider the pressures of the workplace)
Slapping and spanking in childhood and its association with lifetime prevalence of psychiatric disorders in a general population sample
This study took place in Canada.
When you hit your kindergartner more, your kindergartner hits their peers more.
This is a video discussing child abuse in the context of the video game of The Walking Dead, for those who might be more interested in video content, gaming, etc than reading scientific studies.
Spanking increases antisocial behaviors.
This study was investigating whether effects of spanking are different amongst different cultural/ethnic groups.
Spanking 3 year olds increases aggressive behavior seen through age 5.
“The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents be encouraged and assisted in the development of methods other than spanking for managing undesired behavior.”
This is a good article from a mommy blog that gives parents some good tips for how to manage their toddler’s behavior. This is a good resource for those who want to get their information from a layperson who has several children of their own.
Spanking and Child Development: We Know Enough Now to Stop Hitting Our Children
Spanking is violence against children.