MU Extension MU Extension       University of Missouri    ●    Columbia    ●    Kansas City       Rolla     ●    St. Louis

MissouriFamilies.org - Adults and Children - Adolescents

 

 

Quick Answers...
 

Is spanking ever a good idea?


Spanking, slapping, or hitting children will get their attention, but it doesn't teach children what is expected of them or how to behave in the future. Physical punishment teaches the child that aggression is an acceptable way to solve problems and may lead to abuse or aggression toward other children. Additionally, physical punishment can discourage and embarrass children and lower their self-esteem. It shows that a parent has lost control and is responding emotionally instead of with reason and understanding.


some alternatives to spanking...

 

 

 

Source: ParentLink, 4-H/Youth Development, University of Missouri-Columbia

 

 

 

Can't Find Your Question Here? Try Searching Our Quick Answer Knowledge Base

Last update: Wednesday, May 13, 2009

 

 

 

 


 
University of Missouri logo links to http://extension.missouri.edu

Site Administrator:
mofamweb@missouri.edu 
Copyright  ADA  Equal Opportunity


MissouriFamilies is produced by the College of Human Environmental Sciences,
Extension Division, University of Missouri-Columbia