Posted by Emily Elizabeth on July 10, 2012, at 5:46:56
In reply to Spanking Slapping Kids Linked To Mental Disorders, posted by Phillipa on July 9, 2012, at 23:13:00
I haven't seen the actual scientific study, so maybe this was addressed, but did they consider psychiatric disorders in the parents? I suspect a parent having mental health issues makes them more prone to losing their temper and not parenting in a calm cool and collected sort of way. Further, psychiatric disorders in the parents can influence development of psychiatric disorders in kids through genetics (assuming you are raised by bio parents). Not to mention how psychiatric disorders influence parenting in other ways.
If anyone has access to the real article, I'd be interested to know if they statistically controlled for this issue.
A slight tangent...I was reading on yahoo that a congressman (or some elected official) is citing "research" that there is a correlation between towns with kindergarten programs and crime. He is concluding that having kindergarten leads to crime! OMG. Basic research methods anyone?!