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There are many reasons why children should never be spanked or subjected to any other kind of corporal punishment. Three of the most fundamental reasons:
- Spanking has serious harmful side effects that parents have no way of seeing, because such effects do not show up until later.
- Spanking is no more effective than other methods of correction and control, and it is therefore unnecessary to subject children to the risk of the harmful side effects.
- Spanking contradicts the ideal of nonviolence in the family and society
[Page 138]Progress is being made toward the goal of nonviolence in the family. Assaults on partners have decreased ...