Where can I find information about corporal punishment?

I need information about parenting and corporal punishment.

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Start your research on corporal punishment in Opposing Viewpoints in Context.

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corporal punishment

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corporal punishment AND children

corporal punishment AND parents

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SU "corporal punishment" AND TI "corporal punishment"

SU "corporal punishment" AND TI "corporal punishment" AND SU (parents AND children)

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corporal punishment effects on children

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  • The two letters SU or TI before the terms is a way of limiting the search to specific parts of the article to help narrow the search. SU = Subject and TI = Title. Use the Advanced Search link to select these and other fields.
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