About the author:

I focus my research on how parental and school discipline affect child and youth development and how parent education and early education programs can improve the lives of at risk children. I have published internationally on the effects of corporal punishment on children.

What I want to achieve:

With this study, we are adding to the large and growing body of research showing that spanking does not promote positive behavior but rather leads to the opposite. I hope that parents around the world will take such findings to heart and stop hitting their children in the name of discipline.

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