Child Discipline and Spanking
By Nabta Team
If you’re a millennial, there is a high chance that you got spanked as a child – I admit to receiving a few now and then, it makes for a funny story sometimes. As much as we like to reminisce about the spanking we received as a child, it is essential that we do not repeat the behaviour. Research suggests that hitting your child doesn’t help in decreasing the undesirable actions of the child and can increase your child’s aggression in the long term in addition to making them trust you less. Instead, children learn better by practicing behaviour that works and from watching the behaviour of adults around them.