Study Suggests Non-Corporal Discipline Aids Children’s Executive-Functioning Ability

Children in a school that uses corporal punishment performed significantly worse in tasks involving “executive functioning” – psychological processes such as planning, abstract thinking, and delaying gratification – than those in a school relying on milder disciplinary measures such as time-outs, according to a new study involving two private schools in a West African country.

from Medical News Today.com

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