Yet another new study on corporal punishment has us reeling.
We recently told you about a study that found that children who were regularly spanked were more aggressive and didn't do as well as their corporal-punishment-free peers on cognitive tests. But now a new study says that those spanked as young children are happier. Huh?
Researchers who studied the lives of 2,600 adults who were spanked between the ages of 2 and 6 found these folks scored better in academics, had higher educational aspirations, and were more confident than those whose parents "spared the rod."
This study contradicts the conventional wisdom that spanking is detrimental to a child's development.
What do you think?