Spanking can lead to relationship violence, study says
By Sandee LaMotte and Carina Storrs, CNN
Updated 3:18 PM ET, Wed December 6, 2017
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Photos:A history of spanking
Who invented spanking? Christians point to Proverbs 13:24: "Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him." However, Olivier Maurel, a retired French teacher author, said the practice appears to be universal in history: "From Sumer to Egypt to China, from ancient India to pre-Columbian America, from Athens to Rome, children were hit," he wrote.