Above is a infographic that goes through science behind spanking kids. The infographic starts out with why some people belive that spanking is appropriate including ideological beliefs, family upbringing, and societal norms. 19 States still allow corporal punishment in schools while 72% of Americans say spanking by grade-school teachers should not be allowed. Data from a 2013 survey show divide between parents and their thoughts on spanking and how a majority have been spanked and think it’s appropriate for parents to spank.
There is a very find line between Physical Discipline and Physical Abuse. Studies show that there are more short term and long term negative effects of corporal punishment than their are short term and long term positive effects. Some of the alternatives presented are time outs, removing privileges, verbal reasoning, positive reinforcement for good behaviors, establishing rules and boundaries.