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Why Parents Should Never Hit Their Children, According To Psychologists

Studies show that hitting your children could lead to dire consequences.

Many parents believe that spanking their children is a perfectly normal thing to do. Experts, however, claim that even a light slap or an ear pinching could lead to a severe psychological problem to the children. Worst of all, this problem could persist even when they reach adulthood.

According to the studies published on Journal of Family Psychology, hitting children could lead to dire consequences. In the studies that spanned for over 50 years, 160,000 children were observed closely.

The studies concluded that people who were spanked back in their childhood showed more signs of antisocial behavior.

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According to the authors Elizabeth Gershoff and Andrew Grogan-Kaylor, children who experienced spanking share several symptoms with abuse victims. Furthermore, Gershoff said:

We as a society think of spanking and physical abuse as distinct behaviors. Yet our research shows that spanking is linked with the same negative child outcomes as abuse, just to a slightly lesser degree.

Child psychiatrist Alfia Dietmayer also added that a simple physical outburst could also be enough to cause psychological damage to a child. However, there are still variables to consider, like the psychological stability of the said child, for instance.

The trust between the parents and their kid would be severely affected when violence became involved.

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Hitting the child only ends up making them feel afraid of the next beating. They also end up not feeling the love that they deserve. Worst of all, their self-value and respect are compromised.

Spanking affects a child’s life a lot more significantly than what many people assume.

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The criminal offense on hitting children varies across the globe. For instance, beating the children with a cane or even simply slapping them on the bum is indictable offense in Germany. Meanwhile, in some countries like Malta, Bolivia, and Brazil, corporal punishment of children is strictly forbidden.

However, spanking your children is perfectly legal in the United States with only varying degrees of what qualify as legal and abuse on different states.

What should parents do if they want to hit their child?

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For the parents that still want to hit their child, it is wise to seek professional help instead. Showing anger toward a stubborn child is okay and as a matter of fact, it shows a great sense of responsibility. However, explaining the reason why they did it and apologizing afterwards is the ideal course of action. Furthermore, it is also good for the parents to tell their children how much they love them and how much they care for them.

After all, a violence-free home is the best environment to raise a child.

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10 Statues From Around the World That People Just Love to Touch

You’d certainly love #1 here!

There are various reasons why people choose to build statues. For the most part, they’re there to serve as a symbol to commemorate a historic or iconic person. Others see them as means to bring good fortune or luck. For whatever purpose they may serve, we can all agree that these statues fascinate us in some way or another.

Interestingly, a good number of statues somehow promote “sexuality” and so people or tourists just couldn't help but touch them, for obvious reasons.

Without further ado, below are 10 statues from across the globe that people are fond of touching in inappropriate places....

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30 Awesome Stores That Used Creativity to Make Shopping More Fun

Store owners seriously need to implement some of these!

Shopping has become a routine for most of us but sometimes, there are things in grocery stores or shops that annoy us. It could be the overly-helpful assistant or the not-so organized shelves, among many others. This goes without saying that some supermarkets are so big they take you an hour or two just to find the milk section.

Apparently, though, not all stores are the same. Some, if not all of them, realize the importance of customer value and retention. Hence they’d go the extra mile just to guarantee a satisfying customer experience. Below are genius ideas found in different stores and supermarkets to give shopping extra fun. Check them out!

#1. Just some pre-made kits people can choose from.

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Top 10 Mind-Blowing Underwater Discoveries

From moving tectonic plates to ancient underwater cities, prepare to get your mind blown with these amazing underwater discoveries!

Around 70% of Earth’s surface is covered by the vast ocean. But, despite it being the largest part of our planet, we only managed to explore a measly 5% of it. In all its grandness, the great blue sea is still covered in mystery.

However, despite the considerably small amount of the exploration conducted, we already discovered a lot of awe-inspiring things under the sea. From moving tectonic plates to ancient underwater cities, prepare to get your mind blown with these amazing things discovered down below.

10. Movement of tectonic plates

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