Do you use a time-out to discipline your kids? Well, you’re probably doing it wrong.

85% of parents undermine their own efforts, nullifying the impact of a time-out. 

 

A kid totally losing it. Flikr.

When I was growing up in the late 70s to early 80s, hitting and spanking children wasn't so unusual. I was hit on several different occasions on the rump or the hand. We were also sent to our rooms. Later on, I remember time-out's becoming the norm for young children, who I assumed at the time, had it easy.

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Spanking Children Affects Their Behavior as Adults, Says New Study

A new study finds that spanking is ineffective and leads to a host of psychological and cognitive issues when children grow up.

A young boy receives a spanking from his father in this staged photograph. (Kirn Vintage Stock/Corbis via Getty Images)

A new study that analyzed 50 years of research on spanking concludes that the more children are spanked, the more chance there is that they'll actually listen less to parents and will grow up with a host of issues, ranging from aggression to cognitive and mental health problems.  

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