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To Spank or Not to Spank Children

Many parents still believe in spanking. But what does it teach children? It teaches them to be afraid, that violence is an acceptable response, and does not train children to use their intellect to resolve problems. Spanking only comes from frustrated parents who have run out of resources to help them handle problematic situations. Parenting classes can help these parents learn better, non-punitive, non-violent ways to discipline their children.

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