New evidence finds spanking children ineffective and harmful

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New evidence finds spanking children effective and harmful. Gray Hall reports during Action News at 7 a.m. on November 11, 2018.

New evidence finds spanking is ineffective and harmful to children.

The American Academy of Pediatrics is now telling parents not to use corporal punishment.

They point to studies that show punishment in the form of spanking or slapping doesn't change behavior.

Researchers say the effects only last 10 minutes, and it can lead to aggressive behavior.

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