Beating children has health consequences ... for years

Beating children has health consequences ... for years

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There are different views on beating children. Some categorically say no to all forms of physical abuse. Others argue that "slate" is not beating, and the child will not otherwise understand as "manually". Do not settle this dispute.

The fact is that so far no one has been able to prove the negative impact of beating (also spanking) on ​​the child's physical development. You could read that violence has adverse emotional effects, but little or no talk about the impact on health. Until today.

Canadian professor Tracie Afifi from the University of Manitoba, which was published in the journal "Pediatricts" undertook to study the effects of punishments such as pushing, spanking or beatings. In her work, she skipped extreme situations when the child was severely abused (mentally, physically, molested, etc.) as well as heavily neglected.

It turned out that there was a close relationship between spanking, pushing or beating. All these forms of punishment increased the likelihood of already occurring in adults: cardiovascular diseases, obesity and arthritis.

The Canadian has examined over 34,000 people over the age of 20. Each person's health status was checked over the past eight years. The results gave a clear conclusion: the relationship between (corporal) punishment in childhood and the state of health in adulthood is strong and easily noticeable.

Another researcher, Professor Afifi, based on the same research, managed to show a statistically higher probability of mental illness in people who had corporal punishment in childhood.

And what do you say?