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Old 07-03-2012, 12:47 PM   #49
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Re: Can spanking cause mental illness

Originally Posted by Joyful Tie Dyes View Post

Interesting article discussing studies about whether spanking in the absence of abuse may cause mental illnesses.

"Researchers from Canada found that physical punishment (such as slapping, hitting, pushing and shoving) -- even without child neglect or physical, sexual or emotional abuse -- was linked to mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance abuse and personality disorders."

What do you think?
I would consider pushing and shoving a child to be abuse.
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