Effects Of Spanking Kids: Detrimental to Mental Health

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  1. Theraflu

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    (CNN)
    -- How to discipline the next generation is a hotly debated topic.

    In 2012, a national survey showed more than half of women and three-quarters of men in the United States believe a child sometimes needs a "good hard spanking."

    Science tells a different story. Researchers say physical punishment actually alters the brain -- not only in an "I'm traumatized" kind of way but also in an "I literally have less gray matter in my brain" kind of way.


    "Exposing children to HCP (harsh corporal punishment) may have detrimental effects on trajectories of brain development," one 2009 study concluded.


    Harsh corporal punishment in the study was defined as at least one spanking a month for more than three years, frequently done with objects such as a belt or paddle. Researchers found children who were regularly spanked had less gray matter in certain areas of the prefrontal cortex that have been linked to depression, addiction and other mental health disorders, the study authors say.
    The researchers also found "significant correlations" between the amount of gray matter in these brain regions and the children's performance on an IQ test.



    Several other studies support these findings. A 2010 study published in Pediatrics found that frequent -- more than twice in the previous month -- spanking when a child was 3 was linked to an increased risk for higher levels of child aggression when the child was 5.

    Another, from the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, found that corporal punishment doled out from the mother was independently related to a decrease in cognitive ability relative to other children. Corporal punishment had the largest effect on children 5 to 9.
    Behind all this science-speak is the sobering fact that corporal punishment is damaging to children. That gray matter we've been spanking out of them? It's the key to the brain's ability to learn self-control.


    "The more gray matter you have in the decision-making, thought-processing part of your brain (the prefrontal cortex), the better your ability to evaluate rewards and consequences," write the authors of a2011 study that appeared in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.
    The sad irony is that the more you physically punish your kids for their lack of self-control, the less they have. They learn how to be controlled by external forces (parents, teachers, bosses), but when the boss isn't looking, then what?


    Elizabeth Gershoff, an associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin, has been studying corporal punishment for 15 years, and is known as the leading researcher on spanking in the United States today. Over the years, Gershoff has done a systematic review of the hundreds of studies on the effects of corporal punishment.

    "There's no study that I've ever done that's found a positive consequence of spanking," Gershoff said. "Most of us will stop what we're doing if somebody hits us, but that doesn't mean we've learned why somebody hit us, or what we should be doing instead, which is the real motive behind discipline."
    Initially it was believed that spanking, at the very least, was associated with immediate compliance in children, and that parental warmth would buffer any harmful effects.

    But the finding that spanking produced compliance "was overly influenced by one study," Gershoff said; it turns out spanking "doesn't make your kids better behaved. You think it does. ... It doesn't."
    What is spanking associated with? Aggression. Delinquency. Mental health problems. And something called "hostile attribution bias," which causes children, essentially, to expect people to be mean to them.

    This bias makes the world feel especially hostile. In turn, children are on edge and ready to be hostile back. Over time, across cultures andethnicities, the findings are consistent: Spanking is doing real, measurable damage to the brains of our children.

    And yet in 19 states, Gershoff notes, it is still legal for schools to paddle children.
    For those thinking, "I was spanked, and I turned out fine," or, "I spank my kids and they're great!" consider that you don't know who you would be or how your children would behave in a world without spanking.

    It could be that your children are thriving not because you spank, but in spite of it.



    http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/23/health/effects-spanking-brain/index.html?hpt=hp_bn1

    Do you thinking spanking is effective for the short term but for the long term it's mentally damaging. ? :lupe:
     
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    Spare the rod, spoil the child:troll:

    Naw, in all seriousness, I agree that people need to find more effective ways to discipline their children instead of only resorting to physical punishment.
     
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    If these half a faq kids these days got beat then they wouldnt be such attention seeking fakkits that are soft as baby skin hoe ass nikkas.

    im 19 and took ass whippings and i turned out fine.
     
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    Me n pops never been right since he gave me a bloody nose, to keep it 400

    It was over some bullshyt too. I was only 12 :why:
     
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    :umad: still
     
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    PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM
    HOW DR. SPOCK DESTROYED AMERICA
    Exclusive: Reb Bradley asserts author's child-care book cultivated narcissism in millions
    Published: 01/27/2009 at 12:00 AM

    • In the last 50 years, our nation has taken a moral nosedive.

      Since 1960, the rate of violent crimes has more than tripled. Every day there are news reports of heinous crimes unheard of in America a generation ago. Children murder their playmates, their teachers and their parents. Teenage mothers abandon their newborn babies in trashcans, and every year students commit carnage on their classmates. Our culture has sunk so low that children are no longer safe with their teachers in school or at church – scores of men and women are arrested every year for preying on the children under their care.

      The sexual revolution that started in the ’60s continues with many casualties. Promiscuity has become so rampant that 1 of every 4 teenage girls now has a sexually transmitted infection. In the last five decades, practices have become so deviant that the number of distinct STDs had risen from five to more than 50 – a sudden increase of a thousand percent. Obsession with sexual violence has brought a 318 percent increase in sexual assault.

      Our nation is in severe moral decline, and the descent is not slowing.

      The root cause of decline in America is not that difficult to deduce. When a society becomes out of control, it is because its members elevate self-indulgence and lack self-control. It really is that simple.



      In the last 50 years, human nature has not changed. Selfishness, lust, covetousness and all other passions are in the human heart at birth. It is only a trained proclivity to say NO to our natural drives that keeps our passions in check – self-control is what stops us from stealing, murdering and committing adultery. It is parents who must instill this important quality in each generation. History and common sense teach us that the society in which children are not taught to keep control of their passions is destined to moral disintegration.

      In America the reason that baby boomers and their children have grown up with less mastery over their passions than previous generations is because in the late ’40s a new voice of authority on parenting rose to prominence, and parents of the ’50s and ’60s began to raise children differently than before.

      In 1946, Dr. Benjamin Spock first published his infamous book “Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care,” which was unlike any that came before it. Instead of stressing the importance of teaching self-denial and respect for authority, Spock discouraged directive training and emphasized accommodating children’s feelings and catering to their preferences. No longer did children learn they could endure Brussels sprouts and suffer through daily chores. Using Spock’s approach, parents began to feed self-indulgence instead of instilling self-control – homes were becoming child-centered. As parents elevated children’s “freedom of expression” and natural cravings, children became more outspoken, defiant and demanding of gratification. In fact, they came to view gratification as a right.

      Spock wrote his book in response to a cold, authoritarian philosophy of parenting that had been dominant in America. For years, parents had been told to withhold affection from their children – not to touch them too often – not to respond to their tears. Understanding of children had not been encouraged, and fathers had held a minor role in their nurture and care. These things distressed Spock, and they would have upset me had I been born back then. Children need our tender affection, understanding and respect. However, Spock’s solutions reflected total ignorance of the hedonistic bent of human nature and fostered an over-exalted sense of self-importance in children. Homes became hotbeds for narcissism, entitlement and victim thinking.

      In the early ’60s, under Spock’s influence, parents were watching their children become sassy and contentious, and increasing numbers were seeing them become juvenile delinquents and criminals. As the crime rate started to crawl up, SAT scores began to drop. Teenagers began to exercise less moral restraint and revealed an increasing contempt for authority. The free-love hippy movement and student protests were inevitable for children who had been raised to think too highly of themselves. Is it any surprise that Spock himself participated in protests and was arrested in 1968 because of his contempt for governmental authority?

      In 1972, Spock’s imbalanced view of child rearing became greatly apparent when he entered the presidential race as the candidate for the socialistic People’s Party. Anyone who embraces socialism is clueless to a key element of proper parenting – personal responsibility.

      What Spock’s actions reveal about the weaknesses of his philosophies is obvious, but some doubt that Spock’s influence was that pervasive. However, in the first year, his book sold 750,000 copies, and within six years it sold more than 4 million. It has since sold over 50 million and has been translated into more than 40 languages. According to Dr. Spock’s website, it is second in sales only to the Bible. Life magazine certified the depth of his influence, naming Spock among the 100 most important people of the 20th century.

      Even Dr. Spock was aware of his negative influence upon parents. In a 1968 interview with the New York Times, Spock admitted that his first edition of “Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care” contributed to an increase of permissive parenting in America. “Parents began to be afraid to impose on the child in any way,” he said. In his 1957 edition, he tried to remedy that by emphasizing the need for setting standards and asking for respect. Unfortunately, Spock failed to see the deeper problems of his philosophy, so subsequent editions continued to cultivate narcissism.

      As Spock’s radical parenting ideas grew in popularity, other “experts” jumped on the bandwagon and promoted their own versions of indulgent child rearing. Since 1946, parenting approaches that foster narcissism and contempt for authority have become the accepted norm in higher education and subsequently, in society. It is a simple matter to trace the dominant hedonism of our culture back to Spock’s influence.

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      And since the parenting we receive in childhood develops the worldview we hold as adults, Spock influenced not only how American’s conduct themselves in society, but how they approach government as well. Interestingly enough, in the 1968 New York Times interview, Spock admitted that he would “be proud if the idealism and militancy of youth today were caused by my book.” Raising children to adulthood with a defiant attitude toward authority was apparently one of his goals.

      Spock died in 1998, and my intent is not to malign a man in the grave – it is to rescue America before we expire from moral disintegration. We must, therefore, identify and abandon the polluted well from which we have been drinking.

      Those interested in repairing the damage done by Spock, both in the family and in society at large, will want to read “Born Liberal Raised Right: How to Rescue America from Moral Decline – One Family at a Time.” It lays out a clear analysis of the problem and a simple plan for recovery.


      Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2009/01/87179/#okzGRpyP38kptJHs.99
     
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    Whoopings used to get my mind right like a mudafukker, what y'all know about having to go get your own switch to get beat with:mjcry::mjcry::mjcry::mjcry::mjcry::mjcry:


    But it came to a certain point where a nikka was like 13 and I was like I don't like this whooping shyt so maybe I just won't do dumb shyt anymore:ohhh: Or let my momma found out anyway :mjpls:
     
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    Yes, I am :ld:

    Asswhoopings are the hallmarks of a shytty parent. Most kids just need structure and encouragement.
     
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    :stopitslime: Beatings are a hallmark of a shytty parent. Whoopings are a hallmark of a bad ass kid.
     
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    No it hasn't

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_the_United_States#Crime_over_time

    And even if it did, where's the proof that it's because of this book? Crime has dropped world wide.... where MFers never even heard of Dr Spock. Leading theory as to why?

    http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27067615
     
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    in before "my parents beat me and I turned out fine"


    my parents beat me and I turned out fine though :yeshrug
     
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    WTF?? "world net daily"? WND is an extremist site, thats a mere paper thin separation from st0rmfr0nt as a cesspool of racist thought. No wonder you're so fukked in the head.
     
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