• Smacking

last modified September 21, 2016 by strypey

Claims and Counterclaims about Smacking

Effectiveness of Smacking

 1. The only positive effect of smacking is immediate compliance
 1. Smacking helps children learn discipline and boundaries

Lasting Effects of Smacking

 1. Smacking children damages their intellectual development

2011: Social Development, 'Effects of a Punitive Environment on Children's Executive Functioning: A Natural Experiment'

1.Smacking children does no damage to their development

 2. Smacking children makes them more anxious and aggressive

2005: Jennifer Lansford Phd., 'Physical Discipline and Children's Adjustment: Cultural Normativeness as a Moderator'

2. Smacking children does not make them more aggressive than their unsmacked peers

1997: Marjorie Gunnoe, 'Toward a Developmental-Contextual Model of the Effects of Parental Spanking on Children's Aggression'

3. Smacking increases anti-social behaviour among children

2004: Andrew Grogan-Kaylor, 'The Effect Of Corporal Punishment On Antisocial Behavior In Children'

3. Smacking may help chidren grow up happier, and more successful
4. People smacked as children experience sexual problems later on
4. Smacking has no effect on later sexual functioning


Laws About Smacking

 1. The law should not allow assault on children by their parents

1. Laws prohibiting smacking are not in the best interests of children

2009: Jason M. Fuller, 'The Science and Statistics Behind Spanking Suggest that Laws Allowing Corporal Punishment are in the Best Interests of the Child'


 Points of Interest