Although she is not a supporter of spanking she has

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need to learn. Although she is not a … supporter of spanking, she has found that the occasional use of spanking as a form of discipline in an Authoritative style has no negative long-term impact “where the child does not perceive the action as harsh or cruel" (2001). There is much more at play here than simply spanking. Diana’s research has shown that we must look at other factors when it comes to children with behavioral problems in later years. Most parents know the struggle of having to punish a child for bad behavior. Deciding whether taking a toy away or sending them to the corner is suffice or if grounding them to their rooms will do. Many times, parents are left with the child going right back to the bad behavior afterwards as if nothing happened. Sometimes those parents are left feeling helpless, but others have decided a swat or two on the bottom does the trick of getting the child’s attention without doing harm to them. Dr. Den Trumbull, Pediatrician believes just that. He feels that along with the Authoritative parenting style, proven effective by Diana Brimraund, occasionally spanking
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Spanking for the Win 3 has no long-lasting effects on a child's development and does not predict problems later in the child's life (Larzelere, R., et al 2000). Dr. Trumbull also states that spanking should be limited to children 18 months to 6 years of age. He states at that age "younger children have a poor understanding of the consequences of their behavior. If inappropriate behavior gets out of hand--especially if it poses a danger to the child or to others--a smack on the bottom may be the only way to control it" (Lemonick, M.D., and Park, A. 1997). He also states that spanking should only be done as a last resort. When a time out or toy has been taken away and the child is warned that the next punishment will be a swat on the behind. The "punishment should be limited to one or two mild slaps on the buttocks" He is not the only pediatrician that feels this way as more than two thirds agree (Lemonick, MD., and Park, A. 1997). Dr. Trumbull does state that for children who are older and understand their behaviors, that getting spanked could be "humiliating and traumatic--and might well lead to worse behavior down the line" (Lemonick, MD., and Park, A. 1997). With the research that Dr. Trumbull has studied we can see that although there are guidelines, spanking again does not cause children to have behavioral issues later in life. When done in moderation and within a certain age group spanking does not do damage.
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