The Daily Populous

Tuesday June 29th, 2021 day edition

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"Parents hit their children because they think doing so will improve their behavior," Gershoff said.

"Unfortunately for parents who hit, our research found clear and compelling evidence that physical punishment does not improve children's behavior and instead makes it worse.".

Some studies in the review found mixed results, seeing some positive and negative effects associated with physical punishment.

Acting out by children who were physically punished occurred no matter the child's sex, race or ethnicity, the review found.

Seven of the studies Gershoff and her team reviewed examined the association between the frequency of physical punishment and a child's negative behavior over time.

Some 50% of parents reported spanking a child in 1993, but by 2017 that number was down to 35%, the study found.

"And you do that by calling them out on their behavior and its consequences and then help them figure out how to resolve those consequences. »

California bans state travel to Florida, 4 other states

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Bonta added Florida, Arkansas, Montana, North Dakota and West Virginia to a list that now has 17 states where state employee travel is restricted.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California added five more states, including Florida, to the list of places where state-funded travel is banned because of laws that discriminate against members of the LGBTQ community, the state attorney general announced Monday. »

A quirky little mystery from 1947 on the summit of Mount Hood is finally solved

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citing Petrie's first ascents, his early role in opening Oregon climbing mecca Smith Rock, and his rescues.

"In the 1950s and '60s if you named an important mountain rescue in northern Oregon, Petrie was there," Thomas says.

gushes that in 1946, Petrie "climbed 'anything with a summit,' coming away with first ascents of Shiprock, Independence Tower and Staender Summit.". »

Arctic Circle is already recording 118 F degree days (and summer is just heating up)

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However, that's still an anomalously high temperature for the Arctic Circle — and one that could exacerbate the region's melting permafrost, which is the only thing preventing ancient caches of greenhouse gases from reentering Earth 's atmosphere, according to Gizmodo .

The EU's Copernicus Sentinal-3A and 3B satellites recorded the high temperatures in the midst of an ongoing heat wave over much of Siberia.

Precisely one year ago, on June 20, 2020, the same region of Siberia recorded the first 100 F (38 C) day above the Arctic Circle — the hottest temperature ever recorded there. »