Children and dating
What’s New: On July 10, 2013, a study published in the online journal PLOS ONE demonstrated that a Chinese mind-body exercise could improve self-control in children with ASD.Forty-six children between the ages of 6 and 17 with the disorder were divided into two groups, matching them based on their age an IQ."Not only is this an ineffective strategy for changing behavior or resolving conflict, our study and other research show that physical punishment negatively impacts the short and long-term health and behavior of children."The American Academy of Pediatrics advocates for alternatives to spanking such as taking away privileges, time-outs and letting natural consequences unfold.Background: Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are known to experience difficulty with self-control – which manifests as temper tantrums and repetitive, rigid, or impulsive behaviors.
"Kids who said they had experienced corporal punishment were more likely to have recently committed dating violence," Temple told CNN.Data accumulated between 19 by the University of Chicago shows 73.6% of Americans agree that children sometimes need "a good, hard spanking."Elsewhere in the world, attitudes differ: Fifty-three countries have outlawed all forms of physical punishment, even in the home.That's according to Global Initiative, a group that advocates for such policies.Many factors besides spanking can add to dating violence, the university noted, including mental health, substance abuse and attitudes toward women.Still, the study's authors emphasize corporal punishment a possible risk factor for such violence."Corporal punishment is communicating to children that violence is an acceptable means of changing behavior," Temple said.