You may have seen the studies that came out recently, the first from psych professor Marjorie Gunnoe which concluded that kids who are spanked before age 6 grow up to be more successful than those who have not been spanked.
(I'm sure the challenge was to find someone from my generation who had NOT been spanked for purposes of comparison.)
But, hold on, along comes the Tulane University study from last week where it was shown that kids who were spanked more often at the age of 3 were more likely to be defiant and prone to temper tantrums. They also got easily frustrated, and displayed physical outbursts.
I'll go on record saying that VC has never been spanked. Ever. Yet, he amazingly appears to be an excellent student* I guess he is defying the odds. And he is also not aggressive, so I'm perhaps more inclined to go with the second study.
Two different studies; two totally different conclusions....Which do you believe?
I have a feeling these guys may have been spanked many times at the age of three:
photo credit: basic_sounds
*my intention in mentioning this is not to be all "I'm great" - just pointing this out as it relates to the study; I realize that although spanking is not for me (although when I was little it apparently WAS for me ;-) , different methods work depending on the child and parents.
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