Pediatricians have issued a new warning against using corporal punishment on children.
[IS SPANKING OK? Cast your vote at bottom of story]
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently updated its policy on physically punishing kids.
In a statement, the organization said parents should avoid spanking because it only increases aggression in children and does not teach responsibility or self-control.
In addition, doctors said they also found that physical discipline can have a negative effect on brain development.