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Corporal punishment can inflict lasting damage, pediatric resident finds

Corporal punishment of children, such as spanking, is common around the world, says Meghan Jacobs, MD, a pediatric resident physician at Upstate who has analyzed research on the topic. Studies show negative lifelong effects from corporal punishment, including aggression, anxiety, delinquency and a poor parent-child relationship, said Jacobs, who advocates nonviolent alternatives that focus on solutions rather than punishment and are mindful of a child‘s developmental level.