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Corporal Punishment: Is An "A** Whuppin'" The Only Way?

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Culturally and historically, we have relied on corporal punishment as a means of regulating our children's behavior. It was done to us and so we rationalize, it is an effective method we can rely on to raise our own children.

But is corporal punishment really effective?  Especially when people of color, who traditionally depend on such means, have the highest incidences of kids "falling astray"  in their teen years--with jail and unwed teen pregnancy often becoming rites of passage for our youth?

Is corporal punishment the way to producing healthy, "obedient" people or is it producing something else entirely?

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