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The Worst Parenting Advice We've Ever Heard

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16. Give Them A Swat
"I was spanked and turned out fine" just doesn't hold water. Corporal punishment is ineffective and leads to increased aggression in children. The AAP recently doubled down on its no spanking stance, stating that there is no benefit to spanking and that it, in fact, causes real harm. 

Instead, the group recommends positive discipline strategies, such as setting limits and having clear expectations.