Study finds depression among dads linked to spanking

A new study says a surprising number of new fathers with depression spank their 1 year olds.

About 40 percent of depressed fathers in the survey said they had spanked their kids at that age, compared to just 13 percent of fathers who weren't depressed.

The study says depression among fathers is strongly tied to unemployment rates, which are much higher now than a decade ago.

Many child development experts warn against spanking young children.
 

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