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Violence in adolescent dating relationships

For older children and teenagers, this can mean taking away a cell phone.

If a child is misbehaving—if he keeps swearing, or playing with matches—and then you spank that child, the behavior stops immediately.

The effect is so apparently obvious that it can drive a sort of delusion.

That’s why Temple’s team wanted to go back further and see if corporal punishment in itself was associated with dating violence, and it was—even controlling for “child abuse” in a more traditional sense.(The words I choose to use here are loaded, I know.

“Spanking” is minimizing and normalizing of hitting a child.

“If a kid is having a temper tantrum and throwing things, and then next time they have a tantrum but don’t throw anything, say ‘I’m really glad you didn't throw anything.’”The other evidence-based approach he recommends is taking something positive away.

For younger children, that can mean taking away a toy temporarily.

“Child abuse” is overdramatic and it lumps the practice in with the most vicious, high-level malice.

“Corporal punishment,” as it’s known internationally, can feel too academic.)Many researchers tend to see corporal punishment and physical abuse as part of a continuum.

Lived experience tends to be more powerful than facts.

One of the few memories that many people retain from early childhood is times they were spanked.

Of course, no single act or momentary experience turns a person from a blank slate into a violent or coercive adult.