When report cards go home on a Friday, child abuse goes up on Saturday. That's according to a new study that looked at data from Florida Public Schools and the state's child abuse hotline.
Researchers say that abuse can possibly be linked to a parent's anger about school performance or behavior. The uptick is only when grades are released on a Friday, with researchers speculating that parents might avoid abusing a child when they have to go back to school the next day.
The study is published in JAMA Pediatrics.