American Academy of Pediatrics Condemns Spanking Kids

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has declared spanking an "aversive disciplinary strategy" and recommended that it not be used while disciplining children.

In a study published in the journal Pediatrics, the AAP said that strategies like spanking, hitting, yelling at or shaming kids are "minimally effective in the short term and not effective in the long-term."

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