Back to the hot topic of reprimanding your children: a new study from Time magazine says that spanking your children may encourage aggressive behavior.
Catherine Taylor, leader of the Tulane study, says, "The odds of a child being more aggressive at age 5 if he had been spanked more than twice in the month before the study began increased by 50%."
When your child is misbehaving, give them a time-out instead of a spanking. “These quiet times force children to calm down and learn to think about their emotions, rather than acting out on them blindly.” In the end, spankings only work in the short-term.
The article concludes that “investing the time early on to teach a child why his behavior is wrong may translate to a more self-aware and in-control youngster in the long run.”
Read the full Time article on Yahoo! here.