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This Mother's Day, End Bullying

Barbara C. Unell | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Barbara C. Unell

Study after study tells us that this kind of bullying in the name of discipline is leading to the high level of violence and child maltreatment experienced in this country. The thought of an adult, supposedly a caring adult, using such an instrument to "discipline" a child is beyond comprehension.

Ted Cruz Has Suggested Spanking 12-Year-Olds — And Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post | Janie Velencia | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics

When a 12-year-old boy shouted "you suck" at Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) during a rally in La Porte, Indiana, on Sunday, the presidential hopeful proposed...

New Evidence Links Spanking to Child Behavior Problems, but Perhaps The Evidence Isn't So Clear

Christopher J. Ferguson | Posted 05.02.2016 | Parents
Christopher J. Ferguson

Social science research tends to overlap with a fair number of cultural debates, often weighing in on one side or another. This isn't surprising, giv...

Spanking and the Refinement of American Civilization

Allison Alter | Posted 04.04.2016 | Parents
Allison Alter

Periodically I notice a disturbing trend on my Facebook Newsfeed; the last during the emergence of the holiday season of giving that appears to bring ...

Stones and Sticks - Child Abuse Series #2

Oluseye Ashiru | Posted 04.04.2016 | Parents
Oluseye Ashiru

Image Courtesy: HeraldTribune.com Physical Child Abuse is deliberately hurting or terrifying a child by causing injuries such as cuts, bruises, broke...

What My Dad Taught Me About Being a Father

Paul Perkins | Posted 02.01.2016 | Parents
Paul Perkins

My wife, Hilary, and I are only days away from welcoming our first child into the world. As fatherhood quickly approaches, I've thought a lot about wh...

Please Spank Me!

Vanessa de Largie | Posted 10.07.2015 | Women
Vanessa de Largie

Spanking can be used as a form of foreplay or it can be a stand-alone event. I have found that spanking during coitus can bring on the most powerful orgasms, I am talking serious full-body-holy-crap-orgasms that you will be talking about for weeks.

Why I'm Both Sexually Submissive AND A Feminist

Pamela Madsen | Posted 04.22.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

Being held in just the way you need to be by someone stronger than you are in that moment, being told what to do in the safe context of a mutually agreed upon power exchange, is pretty damn intoxicating. That is what Christian was trying to offer Ana.

Pope Francis' Ignorance on Spanking

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 04.13.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

With every fiber of my being, I believe that Christians must act to stop the cycle of violence and take a strong stance against hitting children for any reason. What type of world do we want to live in? What type of God do we believe in?

Attacks on Rights of Children Growing on All Fronts

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 04.08.2015 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

It seems to me that more and more, children are being singled out for punishment, retribution and abuse probably because they are such easy targets and really pose little or no threat of retaliation.

Why Spanking Doesn't Work

Posted 04.02.2016 | Dr. Phil

When you’re a parent at the end of your rope with your kids, it can be a dangerous set of circumstances for everyone. In the midst of a discipline n...

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

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 12.08.2014 | Books
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.

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.

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.

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.

Spanking Would Be Easier

John Kinnear | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
John Kinnear

Without arbitrary consequences for their defiance, I guess we're going to have to teach them the actual reasons why they should listen to our instructions. This presents two challenges. We're going to need good reasons, and somehow we have to get them to believe us.

However You Call It, 'Whooping' Kids Is Wrong And Cannot Be Defended

Andrea Nair | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
Andrea Nair

Can we all declare a clean slate? Can we admit that harsh physical punishment is no longer appropriate? We do know better so it time for all of us to do better in this regard.

Adrian Peterson, Child Abuse, And Why It Doesn't Matter If That's How You Were Raised

Aaron Gouveia | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
Aaron Gouveia

It is never acceptable to beat a little kid bloody with a weapon, because that is always child abuse. I can't believe it's 2014 and I have to spell that out for people.

Emily Swanson

Even Supporters Of Spanking Think What Adrian Peterson Did Should Be Illegal

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 09.18.2014 | Parents

The vast majority of Americans think what NFL running back Adrian Peterson allegedly did to his 4-year-old son -- a spanking that left bruises and bre...

An All-American Ass-Whoopin'

Mark Morford | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents
Mark Morford

America! You know what you need? Besides better bourbon, less Jesus and fewer conservatives? That's right: A good whoopin'. A serious spanking. Maybe ...

NFL Has Opportunity to Enforce #NoHitting Policy

Areva Martin | Posted 11.16.2014 | Parents
Areva Martin

We can't expect adults to refrain from violence if, as children, they learn it's acceptable when cloaked in terms of "discipline." We cannot interact in ways that rely on or revert to any form of physical and emotional battering, even if we label it "discipline" or "tough love."

In Some Countries, It's Illegal To Hit Your Child. The U.S. Is Not One Of Them.

The Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted in a child injury case last week after reportedly using a small tree branch to hit his 4-y...

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.