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spanking

Paediatrics 
Corporal punishment, see there.
 
Sexology
(1) Striking or paddling—usually on the buttocks, often with considerable force—a submissive partner in the context of BDSM role-play.
(2) Striking a partner’s buttocks with minimal force during normal—non-BDSM—sexual activity.

spanking

Pediatrics Corporal punishment, usually of children, in which the buttocks, are pummeled, swatted, or otherwise struck. See Corporal punishment Sexology Slapping, usually of the buttocks as a part of sexuoerotic activity. See Sadomasochism.
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A history of spanking from parents was associated with adult antisocial behavior, adult mental health problems, and adult support for physical punishment.
Of particular note, Gershoff and Grogan-Kaylor (2016) questioned whether spanking would be associated with detrimental child outcomes when studies relying on harsh and potentially abusive methods were removed.
They all then contradicted themselves and said that while they felt they did benefit from the spanking, they would never spank their own children.
Washington, April 16 ( ANI ): Researchers have found that spanking was far more common than parents admit, that children were hit for trivial misdeeds and that children then misbehaved within 10 minutes of being punished.
152) However, his conclusions were based on associations between the frequency of spanking in the past week and the frequency of antisocial behavior during the past several months, and it is difficult to conclude that last week's spankings caused last month's antisocial behavior.
There is little data on the aversiveness of typical spankings compared to alternatives that parents could use instead.
As these polar-opposite cases illustrate, childhood punishments, including spankings, play out in many different family scenarios or "contexts.
In the United States, spanking is one of the most widely used punishments of preschool-aged children.
The article went on to retail worn-out arguments for banning spanking completely.
I believe the study is flawed and that it shows a lack of understanding about spanking.
While the Curingtons offer solid reasons for spanking, child development experts still reject mild spankings as an effective means of disciplining children.
Just make sure that the spankings aren't coming along too often or getting out of hand.