You’re not “slapping sense” into your kids, you’re setting them up for a lifetime of depression, anxiety, and drug and alcohol abuse.

The brain scans of corporally punished young adults showed nearly 20 percent reduction in the volume of gray matter in certain areas of the prefrontal cortex of their brains, compared with those who were not hit. Gray matter is associated with intelligence and intellect, Dr. Teicher said, and harm to that region is linked to depression, addiction and other mental health disorders.

Source: Is Being Pro-Spanking A Sign of Brain Damage? | Dame Magazine

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