Children spanked by their parents grow up less clever than those not physically punished, says a new groundbreaking research. The study by University of New Hampshire professor Murray Straus was presented on Sept. 25, 2009, at the 14th International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, in San Diego, Calif. STREE: A weekly women's magazine on Sify.com
"All parents want smart children. This research shows that avoiding spanking and correcting misbehaviour in other ways can help that happen," Straus says. "The results of this research have major implications for the well being of children across the globe.
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