The Good Book says spare the rod, spoil the child. Whoopings, spankings or however you grew up defining discipline is often seen as a rites of passage in the Black community. Some people feel like a good ‘ol whooping made them the responsible, mature adults they are now. But is spanking your child really the way to go in 2016?
A study conducted by The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Michigan found that children who were spanked are more likely to exhibit anti-social behavior, experience mental health issues and show aggression. But if ask a lot of Black parents a whooping gets the point across like no other time-out or grounding can.