The Straus residence was no exception, with the father of two occasionally reacting to their misbehavior with a swat to the bottom.
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Over the past two decades, we have seen an international shift in perspectives concerning the physical punishment of children. Footnotes Competing interests: Some social antecedents of physical punishment: Larzelere offers the opposite perspective.
The early years: identifying patterns
Abusing a vulnerable child is always, and extremely, damaging and wrong. But, he contends, the possibility of harm from spanking "is never absent. No child would ever be hit under my watch; there would be no spanking in my home.