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Disciplining Your Child

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!"

Do Timeouts Really Work?

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 04.25.2013 | Parents

Written by Melinda Wenner Moyer for Slate So there I was last week, perusing a preschool parent handbook, when I stumbled across a curious anti-tim...

A Parent's Concern: Does the Punishment Fit the Crime?

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 11.13.2011 | Parents
Linnie Frank Bailey

One evening a few years ago, I received a frantic phone call from a friend. She was sitting in her driveway guarding her son's video gaming systems. They were on the front curb next to the family's trash cans.