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Is spanking of children by parents less common?

JAMA Pediatrics

What The Study Did: Changes over 25 years in how common spanking of children was by parents in the United States are examined in this study.

Authors: Christopher J. Mehus, Ph.D., L.M.F.T., of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.2197)

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