News: Harsh Parenting

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.”

March 24, 2014 @ 5:35 pm

Spanking Negatively Influences Children’s Cognitive Development, Columbia Researchers Find

Children who are spanked by their parents are at greater risk for later problems in both vocabulary and behavior, a team of Columbia University researchers has found. One of them, CSSW Associate Professor Michael MacKenzie, said: “This is an important finding, because few studies in this area have examined effects on cognitive development.”

October 18, 2013 @ 5:27 pm

The Great Recession Raises Risk for Child Maltreatment, Columbia Researchers Find

A new study has found that the decline in consumer confidence beginning in 2007 is associated with a six-fold increase in the chances that mothers will hit their children frequently (on about at least a monthly basis). Compton Foundation Centennial Professor Jane Waldfogel is a co-author, along with doctoral candidate William Schneider.

October 14, 2013 @ 6:56 pm

SWM-002: Orchid vs Dandelion Parenting in the Wake of the Great Recession, with Professor Irv Garfinkel

In this podcast, Professor Irwin Garfinkel goes into more detail about his recently publishing findings on harsh parenting during the Great Recession.

September 25, 2013 @ 9:15 pm

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