If you spank a three-year-old child, then by the age of five he will become much more aggressive than his peers.
Scientists urge parents not to spank their children - it's dangerous
Which of us was not spanked by our mother for disobedience as children? It turns out that our parents took a big risk. If a three-year-old child is spanked for various misconduct, then by the age of five he will already become much more aggressive than his peers. Thus, his parents will get the opposite result to what they were striving for.
"We all know that kids need guidance and discipline," says Catherine Taylor, a professor at the Tulane University School of Public He alth and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans. - But parents need to focus their children's attention on the means of encouragement, not punishment. And if possible, spanking should be avoided.”
Experts note that corporal punishment, in which slapping on the buttocks is just one of the mildest forms, generally has a negative impact on the mental he alth of children. They do not lead to obedience, because the child associates some of his wrong actions not with understanding their wrongness, but with punishment and pain.
Adults thus show that they are physically stronger, and therefore have the right to beat a child. This image is fixed in the child's mind, and over the years the child also begins to use physical violence against those who are weaker. Most influential American pediatricians are strongly opposed to corporal punishment. But still, between 35% and 90% of parents in the US raise a hand against their children.