Tag: Child Welfare

24 Mar, 2014

Spanking Fosters More Aggression in Children Across First Decade of LIfe

Children who are spanked by their parents go on to have more aggressive behavior, which in turn predicts increased spanking, according to a team of Columbia University researchers. Lead author, CSSW Associate Professor Michael MacKenzie, said: “Parents with more challenging children need support to avoid this escalating pattern.”






5 Aug, 2013

Great Recession Onset Spurs Harsh Parenting, Researchers Find

A new study, published August 5 in PNAS, finds that the onset of the Great Recession and deteriorating economic conditions has lead mothers—particularly those who carry a gene variation that makes them more sensitive to their environment—to engage in harsh parenting. Professor Irwin Garfinkel is a co-author.