Don’t spank your kids: Pediatricians warn parents it can leave their children with brain changes, aggression and suicidal behavior

The nation’s leading pediatricians’ group has strengthened its advice against spanking and other physical punishment because of the potential for long-term harm.

In an updated policy released Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics says that can include aggression, brain changes, substance abuse and suicidal behavior in adulthood.

Previously, the AAP’s 1998 discipline policy said parents should be ‘encouraged’ not to spank.

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