spank_1541423700671_13537918_ver1.0_1280_720 Pediatric group: Spanking does not teach responsibility or self-control

Pediatricians have issued a new warning against using corporal punishment on children.

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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.

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