Discipline without physical punishment: How to spare the rod but not spoil the child

Mr Bryan Lo with his wife Natasha Leng and their children. He says it is key to build strong emotional connections with one’s children. ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH
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SINGAPORE – A recent study has shown that physical punishment is commonly used by parents in Singapore. 

Nearly one in two parents – or 45 per cent of respondents – resorted to at least one form of corporal punishment, such as spanking or using an object to hit the child, in the past year, the 2021 study found.

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