HOUSTON, TX - It's a controversial subject--To spank or not to spank your child. Fewer parents are spanking their children. A researcher reviewed four national studies of spanking in kindergarten age children.
There's been a cultural shift away from physical discipline. Some believe spanking and hitting is the best way to control unwanted behavior. but more low income parents than high income parents still believe hitting children as a form of discipline is best. Both socio-economic groups are increasingly using time-out.