What have you got to lose? April 30th is the NO SPANK CHALLENGE – one day to take a break from spanking our children. One day! That’s it.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that adults caring for children use “healthy forms of discipline.” Read about alternatives to spanking.
We’ve all wanted to spank our kids. Many of us have. And many of us were hit as kids. So how bad can it be? Is spanking trauma? Does it work?
Spanking teaches kids lessons, but are they the lessons most parents want their kids to learn. Try giving it up spanking for just one day.
What if, for Lent this year, we gave up spanking? Not forever, just for forty days. A fast, if you will, just to test the waters and see where a non-spanking lifestyle could take us.
Humiliation affects us as individuals, as members of our society and of our world. Learn more from psychology of humiliation episode of 3women3ways.
The evidence is in, and spanking is bad for kids. There is no doubt about it, whether you agree or not.
Bill Cosby joked about being abused as a child, and the punchline was “look how well I turned out”. That argument deserves re-examination.
One mother’s story about a small boy, superman, punishment and bruises, tears, and a state that considers it acceptable to harm children.
Looking at my father I didn’t see the man who lay on my bedroom floor to protect me from the monsters in my dreams. I saw the monster. And I forgave him.
There is no evidence that beating kids in school does any good. There is plenty of evidence that it does a lot of harm. So why does it persist?
It’s time we rethink the act of shaming our children and labeling it discipline. Teaching children to manage anger is best done by modeling it ourselves.
So how does a man become a monster? To borrow a phrase from South Pacific; you’ve got to be carefully taught. Teach your son to be a man not a monster.