IS SPANKING TRAUMA?
You know you’ve at least wanted to – the swift swat on the bottom or a smack on the hand for that child who is just being awful! Surely that’s not going to cause life-long trauma like some sort of beating, right? Well…maybe.
Robbyn Peters Bennett is a psychotherapist, educator, and child rights activist. She is an expert on the relationship between harsh discipline, child development and long-term health and she says the research shows that quick smack may, in fact, inflict brain changes, a sense of threat, and life long impact. She argues that corporal punishment can affect a child’s sense of safety, put their body and brain into a state of defensiveness, and disrupt the bond between parent and child.
Join us as we talk corporal punishment, the laws, the long-term impact and operant conditioning with mother, grandmother and psychotherapist Robbyn Peters Bennett.
Airing for the first time on Saturday, May 26, at 11 AM Pacific time and available thereafter through the archive atwww.blogtalkradio.com/3women3ways
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