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    An older child will be fairly well able to understand the connection between a prohibited behavior and a slap, especially if it's explained to them. That's why spanking is sometimes effective, even though it's always cruel.

    But even with an older child, spanking should be expected to cause crying. Spanking to stop crying is nuts.

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