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Preview: Is spanking children harmful or helpful?

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

How far is too far when it comes to spanking your children?

A 73-year-old grandfather, James Chapman, faces 2 counts of domestic violence for how he punished his adopted grandchildren inside of a Scottsboro McDonald's in May. Chapman's case is pending and the story sparked a huge debate on our Facebook page and that got us to thinking – Is spanking harmful or is it helpful? This age old behavioral-correction technique is controversial none-the-less and findings from a study released this month are now fueling more fire to the "discipline debate."

+ WATCH NOW: Jonathan Radford answers your questions about the debate on spanking:

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