Thursday, October 1, 2009

Hit Child Can Cause Aggressive Behavior

Hit one year old children can cause more aggressive behavior and cognitive developed not very well in the next two years according to researchers from Duke University, University of Missouri Columbia, Harvard University, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. According to researcher, verbal punishment no connected with aggressiveness, especially if followed emotion support from another person. In study, researcher interviewed and observed more than 2,500 white skin, African-American, and poor Mexican American mothers and their children with age 1, 2, and 3 years old. Mothers reported how many times people at home hit their children in one weeks and researchers do observation at home how often mother scolding, snap, or makes negative comments. This result found significant African American children is more often get hit and verbal punishment than another. Child who get more often hit when their child at one year old become more aggressive behavior when at two years old and get lower point on test to measured their cognitive skill when their at three years. This result published in Child Development journal.

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