PORTLAND, Ore. — A recent study says up to 94 percent of parents spanked their kids within the last year, and more than half consider it a regular form of punishment.
But there's a big push to stop it. Some countries have banned corporal punishment for kids. And researchers say spanking leads to aggression later on in your child's life, paired with mental health issues.
Researchers also say there's one technique parents should try instead of spanking: tell your kids to practice throwing a tantrum, but challenge them to do it without hitting or kicking.
Experts say the more they practice controlling their tantrums when they're not angry, real tantrums lessen.