“At , the mother says, ‘No, Justin,’ and continues reading,” according to a transcription describing the incident. If you want me to read, quit messing with the pages.
Cause you’re moving it while I’m reading.'” The parents who recorded themselves represented a socioeconomic mix: a third each were low-income, middle-income and upper-middle-class or higher.
In the 1990s, Holden conducted research that showed 70% of college-educated women spank their children; other studies have found that up to 90% of all parents use corporal punishment.
Moms and dads who spank do so because they believe it’s effective, and research actually shows that it is — in the short-term.The data are particularly unsettling because many of the infractions that led a mom to hit involve petty misbehavior, like turning the page in a book before it was time.While listening to his mother read , for example, one boy began touching the pages, garnering a slap.A child reaching for a tempting object will stop if he gets swatted.“It does work in the immediate moment, but beyond that, in most cases, it’s very ineffective,” says Holden.