Study attributes spanking to substance abuse and depression

A recent study found that children who are spanked at early ages are more likely to struggle with depression and substance abuse as adults.

Over 8,300 adults participated in a CDC-Kaiser ACE study. Researchers reviewed data from the participants and found that spanking can leaving a lasting impact on children and make them more prone to become suicidal and hooked on illegal drugs. 

Many researchers are stressing the importance of disciplining your children in less harsh ways. 

The Child Abuse and Neglect study shown that many who reported being spanked as a child had an increase odd of depression and mental health issues. 

The study found that more children who are physically chastised are more prone to mental health, aggressive outbursts, cognitive difficulties and anti-social behavior. 

To take a look at the full study, click here


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