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How many people who weren't spanked as a child spank their children, and how many who were do?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
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In brief: Don't know

This is not a subject I am aware that is followed statistically.
Most parents do repeat discipline methods that were used on them as children. Many also do not as they did not like those methods. . Corporal punishment does "work" on children up to age eight . After that it seems to increase negative behavior. Look for nonphysical ways to discipline as they are more effective in the long run.

In brief: Don't know

This is not a subject I am aware that is followed statistically.
Most parents do repeat discipline methods that were used on them as children. Many also do not as they did not like those methods. . Corporal punishment does "work" on children up to age eight . After that it seems to increase negative behavior. Look for nonphysical ways to discipline as they are more effective in the long run.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: Studies show that

people who were not spanked as children do not spank their children.
Current research shows that 2/3 of parents in the U.S. believe that physical punishment is okay. See http://www.endhittingusa.org/resources/printable-case-against-cp-and-our-manifesto/spanking-and-child-development-elizabeth-gershoff for scientific evidence of the harmful behavioral & developmental effects of spanking children.

In brief: Studies show that

people who were not spanked as children do not spank their children.
Current research shows that 2/3 of parents in the U.S. believe that physical punishment is okay. See http://www.endhittingusa.org/resources/printable-case-against-cp-and-our-manifesto/spanking-and-child-development-elizabeth-gershoff for scientific evidence of the harmful behavioral & developmental effects of spanking children.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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