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Corporal Punishment

Obama Administration Calls On Schools To Stop Abusing Kids

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.22.2016 | Politics

Although 28 states and the District of Columbia explicitly prohibit the act of physical discipline in school, corporal punishment is hardly a relic of...

Black Children Are More Likely To Get Hit By School Teachers, Report Says

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.11.2016 | Politics

When Wendy Chandler received a back-to-school packet from her daughter’s Alabama elementary school in 2013, she was stunned. Included in the packet ...

Why I'll Never Spank My Kids, No Matter How Tempted I Am

Quora | Posted 09.22.2016 | Parents

What age should you stop spanking your kid? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by pe...

Spare The Rod And Educate The Child

Alexander Reynolds | Posted 06.27.2016 | Education
Alexander Reynolds

The marks of a schoolboy beating heal, but the mental scars never really go away. But many years on, you don't expect to wake up in the freest and most enlightened country in the world to discover that corporal punishment at school is alive and kicking.

'Jane The Virgin' Narrator Creates A Hero For Latinos Who Feel 'Trapped' In A Conservative Culture

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 03.29.2016 | Latino Voices

Anthony Mendez has said he enjoys the partial anonymity that comes with being the faceless voice of The CW’s “Jane The Virgin,” but he wasn't af...

There Were 57,000 Incidents Of Educators Beating Black Children In One Year

Brookings Institution | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

As we recently celebrated Dr. King’s life, it is worth examining the difference in how our schools discipline black and white children. In public sc...

Promoting, Protecting and Realising the Rights of Children: A Matter of Political Will

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 10.22.2016 | Impact
Jakob von Uexkull

Every child has the same human rights as adults. These include the right to life, food, health, education, development, a clean environment and the right to be heard.

In 19 States, It's Okay To Hit Kids With A Wooden Board

The Conversation | Nico Pitney | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics

Terry sat in his middle school principal’s office knowing that in a few short minutes, he would be feeling the pain and humiliation of being paddled...

Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child: Michael Fay's Caning in Singapore

ADST | Posted 08.19.2016 | Home

During the spring of 1994, Americans were gripped by an incident in Singapore which unexpectedly became a cause celebre: the caning of Michael Fay, who was sentenced for his role in vandalizing property in Singapore.

Sparing The Rod Will Not Spoil The Child

Rachel Jewkes | Posted 06.26.2016 | Impact
Rachel Jewkes

I have been working in the field of gender-based violence for over 20 years and know that fathers have the potential for lifelong and positive impact on their children. Fathers who are caring, engaging, loving and respectful towards their children can equip them with a resilience essential for navigating life's challenges.

Substitute Teacher Who Hit Middle-Schoolers With Belt Pulled From Classroom

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 05.19.2015 | Crime

A Maryland county school system has removed a substitute teacher who was filmed hitting middle-schoolers with a belt last week. Prince George's Cou...

Dear MSNBC, Let's Talk About Police Brutality and This 'Mom of the Year' Narrative

Sheena C. Howard | Posted 06.30.2015 | Black Voices
Sheena C. Howard

We need to consider the prism of external and internal forces that contextualize how protestors of color are presented in the media, the positioning of what type of violence is deemed okay in America and how that feeds into the persistence of what is the right way and wrong way to be violent.

Janie Velencia

Support For Death Penalty Hits A 40-Year Low, Survey Finds | Janie Velencia | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics

Support for the death penalty in the U.S. has reached 56 percent, the lowest point in four decades, according to a Pew study released on Thursday. ...

Rebecca Klein

Study: Why Some School Principals In Florida Still Spank Students | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics

Corporal punishment is ineffective and should be banned, according to a new report that studied the use of physical discipline in Florida school distr...

Spare the Rod, Save the Child

Boris Rubinstein MD | Posted 03.28.2015 | Parents
Boris Rubinstein MD

I did not know what to do and was paralyzed by helplessness. I had planned a nice outing, but now, not only was my child was having a temper in a public place, but I was being tested.

Christina Wilkie

Jeb Bush Backed 'Spanker's Bill of Rights' In 1994 | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) prepares to run for president in 2016, he rarely misses a chance to praise the nation's young people...

What Communities Are More Likely to Embrace Corporal Punishment? Let's Look at the Data

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 01.24.2015 | Education
Shayna A. Pitre

On September 21, 2014, we sent a public records request to the Louisiana Department of Education, requesting the number of school corporal punishment incidents for the 2011-2014 school years. On October 29, 2014, we received the data. It was revealing.

Parents, Don't Discipline Angry

Judge Glenda Hatchett | Posted 01.04.2015 | Black Voices
Judge Glenda Hatchett

With the December 1 trial date tentatively set for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for charges of reckless or negligent injury towards his 4-year-old son when he whipped him with a switch last May, child discipline will again be part of the national conversation. When does punishment go too far?

James Dobson: Beat Your Dog, Spank Your Kid, Go to Heaven

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 12.08.2014 | Home
Barbara Falconer Newhall

It was a childrearing book. It sat on a bookshelf in our house for months until I couldn't stand the sight of it any more. Finally I got rid of it.

WATCH: Starz Series Addresses Controversial Topic

Posted 10.15.2014 | Black Voices

The debate surrounding corporal punishment has provided an assortment of distinct thoughts and perspectives following news of Adrian Peterson’s chil...

When it Comes to Corporal Punishment, Just Don't Do It

Daniel Griffin, Ph.D. | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Daniel Griffin, Ph.D.

Desired behaviors are more likely to be learned by kids as worthwhile in their own right, not adopted under threat of harm.

Spanking, Whooping, Beating: It's All Hitting

Elizabeth T. Gershoff | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth T. Gershoff

It is time to flip the adage on its head to say, "I turned out OK -- not because I was spanked, but in spite of it." Current and future generations of parents can break the cycle and raise confident, well-behaved children without hitting them.

It's Never OK

Michele Reiner | Posted 11.24.2014 | Parents
Michele Reiner

Last week NFL player Adrian Peterson turned himself in on charges of child abuse after a session of disciplining his 4-year-old son left cuts, welts and bruises on the boy's body. The gruesome incident sparked a national debate about whether or not it's ever OK for a parent to hit a child. Research shows the answer is a resounding "No!"

Our Mindset About Disciplining Children Must Change

Kelsey Minor | Posted 11.23.2014 | Black Voices
Kelsey Minor

Our mindset must change on discipline and the manner in which our children are disciplined when behaving badly.

What The Black Community Has To Say About Corporal Punishment

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 09.20.2014 | Black Voices

The recent accusations of child abuse against NFL player Adrian Peterson, and his subsequent suspension from the Minnesota Vikings, have touched off a...