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A study co-authored by UT Dallas criminologist Dr. J.C. Barnes shows that the risk of problem behavior during childhood -- particularly for boys -- is greatly increased if children have genetic predispositions for these behaviors and if they are spanked by their parents.
"We found that genetic factors affect which children display aggressive behavior, but we also found that genetic factors matter more when children were exposed to spanking as a disciplinary tactic," said Barnes, an assistant professor of criminology in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences.
Originally posted by Qemyst
Yeah... Spanking is no big deal.
Kids need to get hurt. It's how they learn what to do and what not to do.
If you get spanked on the butt every time you act like a dick to your elders, you're going to eventually notice the connection.
If you like to sled down your stairs on piece of cardboard, and seem to end up with skinned knees and elbows, and bruises after you do it, you're going to eventually, if not immediately, notice the connection.
I say, let them kids jump on the bed. They'll fall off and get hurt and realize they probably shouldn't do it anymore.