“We know that children whose families use corporal punishment are more likely to develop anxiety, depression, behavior problems, and other mental health problems, but many people don’t think about spanking as a form of violence,”
Spanking children may affect their brain development in a similar way as more severe forms of violence, according to a new study by Harvard University researchers. Children who had been spanked had a greater neural response in regions of the prefrontal cortex (PFC) in the brain.
This is the area of the brain that responds to cues in the environment that may be threatening and affects how the individual makes decisions and processes situations, according to the researchers.
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