Canadian Researchers Conclude that Spanking American Kids Makes them Nutz

Physical Punishment and Mental Disorders: Results From a Nationally Representative US Sample.


You don’t have to read another poorly designed study  of unreliable data  because Pharmer has saved you the time. 

This so called study was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, by Canadian Researchers, using U.S. data

Face to face interviews were conducted by “trained lay interviewers of the U.S. Census Bureau”  with an expectation of honest answers about mental illness, substance abuse, and physical and sexual abuse.

Patients do not reliably  relate this information to their health care providers (who are legally constrained to keep it private). Pharmer is therefore  100 percent certain that the census workers were not able to obtain a usable body of data using face to face interviews. Respondents are not likely to report stigmatized or socially unaccepted conditions and  experiences with the following in mind: The government wants to know if you are experiencing mental illness, or if you were abused as a child. Your ability to be licensed for certain professions, or own a means of self defense may be affected.

You may comfortably throw away any conclusions presented from this study, and  laugh at those who present it as a means to persuade parents to  never  spank their kids on the behind as a corrective measure.