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.
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As a mother, grandmother and teacher of many, many years, I have either read about or learned about or tried just about every suggestion that has ever been made about making boundaries for children.
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If I try to stop the tantrums by telling my daughter that she's making me unhappy, the not-so-subtle message is that I am not in control of my own happiness. And nothing could be more dangerous.
If we use punishment, this is the kind of communication our children will get used to, and, in turn, learn. Punishment sets an example of fear, aggression and pay back.
It may sound like strong-arming to prevent your child from Armstrong-ing, but what you are doing is teaching your child real-life skills.
The past five decades have seen the birth of computers, man walking on the moon, the fall of Communism and other earth-shattering events, but time outs are still the best we can do?
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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.
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.
When a child is spanked, they are waiting for the adult to calm down. I remember waiting. When we spank children we abuse our power.
Parents who retreat from insisting on consequences for their child's misbehavior deprive their kids of essential lessons in limits and boundaries.
Punishment doesn't work, and as far as we're concerned, the problem begins with the concept itself. So if punishment doesn't work, what does?
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