Spanking the gray matter out of our kids

How to discipline the next generation is a hotly debated topic. In 2012,¬†a national survey¬†showed more than half of women and three-quarters of men in the United States believe a child sometimes needs a “good hard spanking.”

Science tells a different story. Researchers say physical punishment actually alters the brain — not only in an “I’m traumatized” kind of way but also in an “I literally have less gray matter in my brain” kind of way

.http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/23/health/effects-spanking-brain/index.html?hpt=hp_bn13

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