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Will Spanking Your Child Make Them A Violent Adult?

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Host Naimah Latif

Host Naimah Latif


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Discipline is considered "Training to act in accordance with rules" and yet many parents believe that good training requires physical force. "Spanking" is necessary to instill fear of authority, is the old school philosophy. But is it the best philosophy? Many people who achieve greatness attribute it to a loving, dedicated, hard working mother. But on the flip side, many sociopaths, killers, and sexual deviants had very hostile relationships with their mothers. What's the connection? Is "a good spanking" really the best way to mold a child? Or is it a mask for our own lack of self control and venting of anger? Do children raised without spankings turn out less violent than those raised with spankings? Were you spanked as a child? How do you express anger as an adult today? How has the parenting style of those who raised you shaped your personality?