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Disciplining Children

Spanking Children: Does the Bible Tell Me So?

James D. Tabor | Posted 11.26.2014 | Religion
James D. Tabor

Spanking in one form or another is as American as apple pie--and the practice is deeply rooted in, and most often defended by, a reading of traditional translations of the English Bible.

5 Tips For Effectively Disciplining Your Kids

Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

Dr. Phil offers these tips for how to discipline your children.

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!"

In Zimbabwe, Corporal Punishment Is the Preferred Tool for Shaping Children's Behavior

Miriam Mufaro | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Miriam Mufaro

As a mischievous child, being beaten up by parents and relatives for various misdemeanors became normal. I simply thought nothing of it; I did not think there was anything wrong with it.

Teaching Children to Be Responsible

Robin Kevles-Necowitz | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Robin Kevles-Necowitz

If we remove reward and punishment, what do we put in its place? The key to effective discipline is to establish mutual respect and to expect cooperation

13 Ways To Deal With Kids Who Misbehave

Betsy Brown Braun | Posted 09.02.2012 | Parents
Betsy Brown Braun

Children do not need to cry, to be hurt, to be shamed, or to shout "uncle" in order to learn the lesson you are trying to impart.

How To Discipline -- Without Spanking

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 09.02.2012 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

We want to keep our kids safe, and teach them right from wrong. But doing that is often much more difficult than it sounds.

Spanking: Parenthood's Dirty Little Secret Is Alarmingly Common

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 09.01.2012 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Although I understand why spanking is parenthood's dirty little secret (nobody wants social services at the door), I wish we could find a way to talk more openly about it.

'Spanking' Your Child: The World Disagrees

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 08.12.2012 | Parents
Marianne Mollmann

The vast majority of the world's 7 billion individuals live in countries that have, in principle, signed and ratified commitments to end violence against children in all its forms.

To Spank or Not to Spank, That Is the Question!

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 10.24.2011 | Parents
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

This child didn't need to be given reason; he needed parameters. One could even argue that he needed a firm hand. Sometimes, children push so hard because they need to know their limits and, on some level, want those limits enforced.

Can You Discipline Your Children Without Using Blame?

Carl Alasko | Posted 09.20.2011 | Parents
Carl Alasko

It requires a shift in thinking. Once you realize that criticizing, accusing, punishing or humiliating your child does not create a collaborative atmosphere, does not bring your child closer to you in a shared purpose, and instead focuses attention away from solving the problem, you will begin to enforce your rules in a far more constructive way.