Should You Smack Your Child For Any Reason?

Would you or have you ever hit your child?

The spanking debate is one that parents will likely always disagree on when it comes to parenting styles.

While some parents believe that spanking is the only way to discipline children, others strongly oppose it.

Studies have shown that spanking a child may help in the short term, but it’s ineffective and harmful in the long term.

France made spanking illegal
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Is spanking okay in certain situations?

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Maria Lianos Carbone

Maria Lianos-Carbone is owner of, a leading lifestyle blog for women. Her first book, "Oh Baby! A Mom's Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year" will be published Spring 2018. Follow Maria on Instagram @amotherworld.

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