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"Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them," so the Bible says. But what is 'the rod'? Does it just mean discipline as in teaching, guiding and setting a proper example? Or does it mean -- in what seems to be the widely accepted view -- actually smacking, hitting or spanking a child in order to correct their behavior? Research states that the majority of parents worldwide use some type of corporal punishment and practically all of these researchers agree that hitting a child is not only ineffective but leads to emotional and behavioral problems and poorer outcomes later in life.

Proper discipline is essential to a child's development but defining what is proper is often the sticking point. On this episode of the Health and Wellness Show we'll discuss discipline, corporal punishment and outright child abuse. We'll also attempt to answer the burning question, "Is it ever okay to spank a child?

Stay tuned for Zoya's Pet Health Segment where the topic will be house training your dog.

Running Time: 01:24:31

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