For so long, Spanking has always been a method of discipline especially from the older generation, most if not all really have memories of being spanked when they were younger.
But a group of pediatricians and psychologists claim that spanking or hitting your children may have negative effects such as stress, aggression and substance a***e. These negative effects have shown on young kids who were spanked, undergo physical punishment, shaming and verbal a***e.
Stress and aggression are the most common effects of spanking on a temporary basis. Spanking a child may lead to little improvements in behavior but may also induce stress to the child which is more detrimental than the so called improvement. Aggression is also linked to physical punishment.
Spanking may lead to continual suicidal behavior, substance a***e, brain changes, anxiety and depression in adulthood. These negative effects may afflict your child if he/she is exposed to spanking for a long period of time. These behavioral changes are real and affect the child’s condition to a point that may lead these changes to be permanent or become troublesome to the life of the child or the afflicted.
Spanking and other forms of physical punishment has become unfavorable to parents and young adults. Studies show non-physical punishments is more agreeable and supported by most parents and pediatricians to be used as form of discipline rather than spanking and other physical punishments. These include setting limits or rules to the child and establish the thought of consequences of his or her actions. Such consequences may be reducing play time or putting away their gadgets and toys.
SOURCE : Daily Mail