Sunday, September 27, 2009

pick on someone your own size

probably none of you will read this, because you'll look at it and realize that it's 25 pages long and think that it would take forever to read it. it really doesn't take that long to read, but whatever. it's the report of a study done at the university of new hampshire (people actually live in new hampshire?) about corporal punishment and cognitive ability. since you won't read it, i'll just tell you. kids who are spanked/physically punished average five points lower on iq tests. but i'm not going to explain why. you'll have to read it if you want to know that.

according to this study, 94% of american toddlers are hit by their parents. this is appalling. what the heck is wrong with people? how can full grown adults hit these little helpless people? you're supposed to be TEACHING them, not attacking them. learn to control your emotions and body, because if you can't, then how can you expect your toddler to?

murray straus, one of the two authors of the study, said "It is time for psychologists to recognize the need to help parents end the use of corporal punishment and incorporate that objective into their teaching and clinical practice. It also is time for the United States to begin making the advantages of not spanking a public health and child welfare focus, and eventually enact federal no-spanking legislation." i completely agree.