....Gunnoe’s findings are being largely ignored by
the U.S. media, but made a splash in British newspapers. It is not the
first time her work has been bypassed by the press. Her 1997 work showing
that customary spanking reduced aggression also went largely unreported.
Nor is she alone in her conclusions. Dr. Diana Baumrind of the University of California, Berkeley and her teams of professional researchers over a decade conducted what is considered the most extensive and methodologically thorough child development study yet done. They examined 164 families, tracking their children from age four to 14. Baumrind found that spanking can be helpful in certain contexts and discovered “no evidence for unique detrimental effects of normative physical punishment.”
She also found that children who were never spanked tended to have behavioral problems, (which is what all the DOPING has been about) and were not more competent than their peers.
As in climate change, politicians all over the world seem out of touch with the most rigorous science regarding parental discipline. The newest research could constitute powerful ammunition to parents rights activists seeking to reverse the global trend of intrusive governments muscling themselves between the rod and the child. FULL STORY
See our OLD stories on this subject- Old Fashioned Spanking, What's Going On Here?, and State by State Spanking Laws
Dr. Spock destroyed America
Posted: January 27, 2009 1:00 am Eastern
By Reb Bradley © 2009