Category: Benjamin Siegel

Many parents feel spanking has its place, but doctors worry discipline can cross the line to abuse

The Record Benjamin Siegel, School of Medicine In study after study, as many as eight out of 10 adults in America say spanking is an appropriate form of discipline. What the studies don’t show is how people define spanking and where they believe corporal punishment of children crosses a line to abuse… Expert quote: “The AAP […]

Sorry, Justice Scalia: There’s no evidence that gay parents aren’t great parents

Washington Post Benjamin Siegel, School of Medicine During Tuesday’s oral arguments, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan asked how same-sex marriage would harm “the institution of marriage”… Expert quote: “I can tell you we’re never going to get the perfect science, but what you have right now is good-enough science. The data we have right now […]

Social science struggles for data on effects of same-sex parenting on children

Washington Post Benjamin Siegel, School of Medicine Amid the legal arguments at Tuesday’s Supreme Court hearing on same-sex marriage, there loomed a social science question: How well do children turn out when they are raised by gay parents?… Expert quote: “I can tell you we’re never going to get the perfect science, but what you […]