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Spanking Kids

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!"

Black Children Are Beloved and Beaten

Irene Monroe | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
Irene Monroe

Parenting is hard, and trying to figure the appropriate punishment gains nothing with the force of violence. Especially because it was done in the days of slavery, and in spite of the fact that it was done to us as children, it needs to stop.

What You Miss Out On When You Rely on Punishment and Reward

Heidi Mulligan Walker | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
Heidi Mulligan Walker

Relying on punishment and reward is a lot like relying on fast food; in the moment it can be instantly gratifying, but nothing is really achieved.

No, Charles Barkley, Spanking Kids Isn't A Black Thing

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.18.2014 | Black Voices

No, Charles Barkley, spanking kids isn’t a black or southern thing. After Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was charged with “reck...

'Supernanny' Jo Frost: There's No Justification For Spanking

Posted 03.06.2014 | Parents

When it comes to spanking, "Supernanny" star Jo Frost give clear advice: Don't do it. Frost joined HuffPost Live's Nancy Redd for a conversation ab...

Should Spanking Your Kids Be Illegal?

| Posted 10.22.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's The Snitch. By Erin Sherbert Earlier this summer we informed readers that, contrary to its repu...

More Science to Support What Parents Already Know: Spanking Children Can Have Long Term Negative Effects on Health and Well-Being

Susan Kaiser Greenland | Posted 09.03.2012 | Parents
Susan Kaiser Greenland

This week a new study finds that children who are pushed, grabbed, shoved, slapped or hit by a parent, or other adult in their household, are more likely to suffer from mood disorders, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug abuse/dependence, and several personality disorders as adults.

Experts Recommend 8 Alternatives To Spanking

Posted 07.03.2012 | Parents

A study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics found connections between spanking and “mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance abuse/depend...

Spanking Children Linked To Serious Problem Later In Life

Posted 07.01.2013 | Parents

By: MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Published: 07/02/2012 10:28 AM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily Spanking or hitting children as a means of punishment may in...

5 Parenting Strategies That Work

Delia Lloyd | Posted 04.09.2012 | Parents
Delia Lloyd

This week I thought I'd share some new (but really) old parenting strategies that seem to prove their value again and again

7th Grade Teacher Accused Of Spanking Students

AP | Posted 02.06.2012 | Education

LAKE WYLIE, S.C. -- A South Carolina middle school teacher has turned himself in to authorities to face assault and battery charges after he was accus...

Thanks To My Dad, I Never Spanked My Kids

Miriam Novogrodsky | Posted 12.25.2011 | Parents
Miriam Novogrodsky

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.

Spanking Kids: IQ Lower For Children Who Were Spanked: Study (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A new study suggests that spanking children can significantly lower their IQs. The study, involving hundreds of U.S. children, showed the more a c...