The Staggering Consequences Of Spanking On Kids’ Brains

In 2009, an article in peer-reviewed journal NeuroImage revealed how spanking harms the brain of children. It observed that children who experienced harsh corporal punishment (HCP) such as spanking may have problems with brain development, specifically in the prefrontal cortical region. Moreover, a study conducted in 2010 that appeared in the journal Pediatrics found that there is indeed an association between spanking and a kid’s bullying tendencies, identifying the former as one of the factors that make kids bullies or victims.