Depressed Dads More Likely to Spank, Shortchange Kids: Intermountain Healthcare Study

Published: Mar 14, 2011

MONDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- Depressed dads are more likely to shortchange their children and use physical punishment, even on tots who are still crawling, new research suggests. A study involving fathers of 1-year-olds found they were more likely to spank and less likely to read to their youngsters than mentally healthy fathers.

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