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Synonyms for spank

smack

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Synonyms for spank

to hit with a quick, sharp blow of the hand

a quick, sharp blow, especially with the hand

Synonyms for spank

a slap with the flat of the hand

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give a spanking to

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Pairing the children in this way yielded two groups of children whose main difference was whether their parents had spanked them, effectively accounting for other factors that could plausibly influence the behaviour of both parent and child.
Table 2 Characteristics of Parents Who Hit/Spanked and Who Never Hit/ Spanked Their Children Characteristics N M SD t P d Child development knowledge (ACT-PRSK) Never hit/spanked 38 19.
IQs of children ages 2 to 4 who were not spanked were 5 points higher four years later than the IQs of those who were spanked.
At age 5 years, 52% of the children were spanked by their mothers and 33% by their fathers.
That figure may seem low, particularly since about half of the US population recalls being spanked in childhood, but nevertheless shows that physical punishment can raise the risk of problems later on, experts said.
A second reason is that spanking is both physically and emotionally painful for children, and the pain and fear children experience when being spanked can interfere with their ability to listen to and comply with parents' commands.
Three other pervasive methodological issues warrant brief mention: (1) same-source bias, (2) confounding ineffectiveness with spanking frequency, and (3) the fact that very few studies have compared spanked children with never-spanked children.
Don't feel that because you were spanked or hit by your parents it is the only acceptable form of punishment for your child.
When parents are loving and firm and communicate well with the child," Baumrind noted, "the children are exceptionally competent and well adjusted, whether or not their parents spanked them as preschoolers.
I wonder how many gang members and criminals were spanked and learned the consequences when they were young.
Can you imagine being spanked so hard that you travelled at 201kph?
GOLF ace Paul Casey spanked the Yanks with a hole-in-one yesterday - then got a spank himself from his stunning American girlfriend.
WAGNER: Did you ever see any women get spanked with a security sign at any of these meetings?
In fact, she tells us in the book's introduction that two of the book's authors have spanked her, although she does not divulge which ones.