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April 13th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

Is spanking counterproductive?

(CNN) – Spanking is most certainly a hot-button issue. Many parents still believe in it, but the American Academy of Pediatrics does not.

A new study shows spanking your kids may not only be ineffective, but it can backfire. Researchers at Tulane University found children who were spanked frequently at 3-years-old were 50 percent more likely to become aggressive by the age of five.

Catherine Taylor co-authored the study published in the Journal of Pediatrics and she joined us on Tuesday's American Morning to discuss its findings.

Filed under: Controversy
April 13th, 2010
05:58 AM ET

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China rising: Is China changing business?

(CNN) – Before the turn of the century, it was considered a "no brainer" for U.S. businesses: you had to be in China.

Fast forward ten years and you have to ask the question, "has China been good or bad for America?" This week in our original series "China Rising," we're assessing China's economic impact on the United States.

Today on American Morning, Christine Romans examines how China has changed American businesses. One look at your dinner table will tell you everything you need to know.

To spank or not to spank?

A Tulane University study of nearly 2,500 kids found those who were spanked more at 3-years-old were 50 percent more likely to be defiant, have temper tantrums and hit other kids by 5-years-old.

Some say the evidence is stronger than ever against corporal punishment.

Today, the co-author of the study joins us to explain why spanking can lead to other problems as well.

Sound off: We want to hear from you this morning. Add your comments to the LIVE blog below and we'll read some of them on the show.

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