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Shocking or No? Spankings Are Still the Norm for Half of Americans
Shocking or No? Spankings Are Still the Norm for Half of Americans
Back in the ’60s, corporal punishment was common practice for a shocking 94 percent of parents in the US. While a lot of us may find this number unsettling, just as many don’t. In fact, half of all parents today admitted to punishing children by “spanking on the bottom with a bare hand” to a telephone poll conducted by the National Institutes for Mental Health.