Effects of Harsh Physical Punishment
Harsh physical punishment causes long-term harm to children. Research has proven, time and time again, that physical punishment, like spanking, does more harm than good. There are alternative solutions to resolving conflicts with your child such as time outs, taking away privileges, and positive reinforcement.
See the research:
Renowned UNH Researcher on Corporal Punishment Makes Definitive Case Against Spanking in New Book
The Case Against Spanking– Physical discipline is slowly declining as some studies reveal lasting harms for children.