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BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: A father and daughter walk in the city center on July 17, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The German government recently passed a new law that will guarantee every child between 1 and 3 years old a spot in a child day care center (in German: a Kita, or Kindertagesstaette) starting August 1, 2013. Critics charge the law is based on faulty numbers and that both a shortage of facilities and nursery-school teachers will make the law impossible to implement. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

 If you want a better-behaved child, skip the spanking.

A review of nearly 70 studies over the last 20 years was published yesterday in the Lancet claiming physical punishment does not improve children’s behavior and instead makes it worse. The studies came from nine different nations, including the U.S.

The review by a University of Texas Austin professor said children who were physically punished acted out no matter the sex, race or ethnicity.

One of the studies concluded children who were not physically punished gained more cognitive skills than those who had.

I know my parents spanked me and I came out okay, but, I’m not a parent so my opinion on this isn’t deserving.

Source: WION