Parents who spank their children tend to see it as an important, effective, and useful tool in teaching kids how to behave. For many parents, corporal punishment is viewed as a personal decision with merits. Here are some of the arguments that have been made by those who support.
For many parents, the idea of spanking their child is abhorrent. And yet, many parents do it—despite a pile of evidence that it's the wrong.
The debate on spanking is over. Scientific studies consistently show that it is harmful to children, increasing the likelihood of mental health.