The results on the survey whether spanking is effective are not really surprising. I do not agree with spanking and would like to advise parents to try other more positive methods.
Most parents who use spanking do find it effective because it works for them. Children do stop their misbehaviour when parents spank them or threaten to spank them. But is this the only to discipline children? I truly hope not. If only parents will try a little harder, there will be other ways to discipline children. Children who are spanked learn that when they are bigger and stronger, they can also use physical means to solve their problems. This is something I am sure parents do not want their children to learn.
The cost of using spanking is too high for parents with young children. There will be negative effects that will become more apparent when children grow older. Whether spanking is effective or not, parents should consider other means of non-punitive approaches to discipline children.
I would definitely say ‘No to spanking’