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Should you or shouldn't you spank your child? At what point is it necessary to whip or spank? Psychological world say no, but the church sayes yes. A quote from Parent .com reads" A child's sex also seems to play a role. Boys, who are stereotypically more rambunctious than girls, tend to be spanked more often. "Studies suggest parents feel boys need more physical punishment because their behaviors are perceived as being more aggressive or because moms and dads want to 'toughen them up,' " says spanking researcher Elizabeth Gershoff, Ph.D., a child-development professor at The University of Texas at Austin. Indeed, "aggressive" behavior -- anything from grabbing a toy out of another child's hand to pulling the dog's tail to biting a sibling -- is the top reason parents spank, numerous studies show." What do you think? Let's talk about it and share views on today's show. Call us at 646-716-6296
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