Sunday, November 27, 2011

A Word About Spanking


Perhaps no form of discipline is more controversial than spanking. Here are some reasons why experts discourage spanking:


  • Spanking teaches kids that it's OK to hit when they're angry.
  • Spanking can physically harm children.
  • Rather than teaching kids how to change their behavior, spanking makes them fearful of their parents and merely teaches them to avoid getting caught.
  • For kids seeking attention by acting out, spanking may inadvertently "reward" them — negative attention is better than no attention at all.

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