I read an article called “The Opposite Of Addiction is Connection”. What stood out to me was that we need human connection and what is being found, that many issues come from lack of attachment in the home as children. You could say that you could still have a good relationship with your kid while being physical with kids, but the highlighted studies below have some interesting finds.
While this is focusing on being physical with kids, I think it’s not just about being physical, because you could not be physical with them and still significantly affect them. I think it’s about connecting with your kid and along with the parenting style of authoritative and not so much permissively or as an authoritarian.
Effects of Spanking
Sometimes I see on my news feed people who post things on how they got hit is how they learned to respect other & how it’s a good thing. I think it’s important to note that over 62 years of scientific studies there’s consequences when being physical with children.
It’s surprising to me how it can affect the grey matter a person. These areas of the brain significantly affect a person, from how they function individually to relationships. Check out the stats below:
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