Are there any reputable studies on spanking?
Is there any serious research on whether kids who are punished through pain-infliction by parents learn how to properly act in a society better or worse then other kids?
Do they become better or more successful in school and later life, or the opposite?
In short, is violent punishment more effective then other methods?
How much pain can one inflict on ones kids while still staying within US country laws? Can one use tools like belts etc.?
Which are the most effective methods?