Spare the rod?
POSTED: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 7:19am
UPDATED: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 10:25am
New survey links brain damage with childhood spankings
Tyler — Spanking or hitting children as a means of punishment may increase their risk of mental disorders later in life, a new study finds.
Among adults, 2 to 7 percent of cases of mental disorders - including major depression, anxiety disorder and paranoia - are attributable to physical punishment that occurred during childhood, the researchers said.
East Texans add their two cents to our discussion with KTBB's Garth Mair on spankings.