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Spare the Rod and, Well... Just Spare the Rod

What research reveals about spanking kids (don't do it!).

Many adults will tell you they were spanked as children and they turned out fine. Maybe so, but child experts have been saying for years that hitting children is both wrong and ineffective. The issue has been back in the headlines recently because of NFL player Adrian Peterson. The Minnesota Vikings running back was suspended for allegedly beating his four-year-old son with a tree branch and causing severe injuries. When it comes to children and discipline, Guest Commentator Vicki Price says spanking is never the answer.
Guest Commentator Vicki Price is the education director at CAPS, Child Advocacy and Parenting Services in Salina. Her comments were originally published in the Salina Journal earlier this year.

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