Countries where smacking children is banned ‘are safer to grow up in’

Research reveals that fighting between youths – particularly females – is less common where corporal punishment has been outlawed Countries that ban the smacking of children appear to be safer for young people to grow up in, according to research revealing that fighting between youths – particularly females – is less common where corporal punishment has been outlawed. Experts say

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Finding hope in the reign of a super-ego | Letters

Guardian readers respond to Gary Greenberg’s essay on Trumpian psychoanalysis Gary Greenberg’s beautifully written but flawed account of the first two years of the Trump presidency highlights the limitations of using psychoanalytic concepts to explain wider political and social developments (Analyse this, The long read, 12 October). Far from Trumpism representing the return of “our archaic heritage”, our deep instinctual

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Why I share my breast milk with other mothers

With NHS milk banks often reserved for premature babies, parents are turning to informal networks. It’s time to make the milk-sharing system as efficient as that for blood donation As I watched a woman leave my house with a carrier bag full of my breast milk, I felt proud. Although my breastfeeding journey had not worked out as I had

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