Parental Corporal Punishment May Lead To Lower IQs In Offspring
Main Category: Pediatrics / Children's Health Also Included In: Anxiety / Stress Neurology / Neuroscience Children who are spanked have lower IQs worldwide, including in the United States, according to new groundbreaking research by University of New Hampshire professor Murray Straus.
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#1 Sep 26, 2009
What a crock! So how is it that we have so many more idiots after Dr. Spock then before?
#2 Sep 27, 2009
Hmmm, not suprised by study. Yet the children
of authoritarian and punitive parents, who use corporal punishment and who are less educated and intelligent, would have their parent's genes
and intellectual modeling. That might put them
at an intellectual disadvantage as much as the traumatic beatings.
#3 Sep 27, 2009
Why must our school systems produce such idiots? There is good and bad in everything. If the good outweighs the bad, then common sense shows the way.
I am 56. I have a tenth grade education, by schooling standards. My mother was a very strict, disiplinarian, that used corporal punishment, because she raised 5 kids mostly, all by herself.
She also taught each one of us with good common sense. Schools and the workplace today, dumb down the students so badly, that I rarely see people that can actually think for themselves. I rarely find anyone with the same common sense.
The piece being discussed by the writer is stupid. If you can't show why, you shouldn't be here.
#4 Sep 27, 2009
If a village raised each child in the same fashion, gave them the exact same opportunities, judged them equally and taught each in a loving manner, every step of the way, corporal punishment would still be needed, but it would be as rare as hens teeth.
#5 Sep 27, 2009
What would the senarios be--that caused a parent to use corporal punishment? Even with the best of the best teaching, no child, parent or village, is without fault.
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