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Spanking Does Not Equal Discipline, or Respect

Mike Cruse | Posted 10.15.2014 | Parents
Mike Cruse

As the initial excitement that sent me sky-high with joy predictably began to fade, and I started to come back to earth with my emotions, I was met by something I wasn't ready for -- fear. My joy of finding out that I was getting my opportunity to be a father took a serious turn down a fear-based path that I was caught off guard completely.

Do Parents Really Know Best When Disciplining Their Children?

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 05.06.2014 | Parents
David Sack, M.D.

We want to raise children who are resilient to adversity, loss, and addiction and mental health problems. But spanking is not the tool that is going to achieve the desired result.

'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...

Is Yelling the New Spanking?

Sarah Maizes | Posted 05.06.2014 | Parents
Sarah Maizes

I'm not proud of myself for yelling. In fact, I start each day with the notion that I'm not going to yell... ever again. I'm going to be "easy-going" and "keep my cool" and impress upon my children that their mother is peaceful, serene and just.

Does Kansas Need a Spanking?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 04.23.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Well, Kansas sure isn't shy about letting the world know how it feels about gay people. But the logic of Kansans has always been hard to figure out.

Lisa Belkin

Does Outlawing Spanking Lower The Crime Rate Years Later? | Lisa Belkin | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents

Spare the rod and lower the crime rate? There is a growing body of data suggesting such a link. The Charlemagne blog on The Economist’s website ...

Spanking For Jesus? Fringe Christian Group's Controversial Tactics

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 06.21.2013 | Religion

When a follower of the Christian Domestic Discipline movement decides what to hit his God-fearing wife with, research is important. A hairbrush, for e...

Montana Republican Pushes Draconian Law

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican state legislator in Montana, who once asked to be paid in gold coins, has introduced legislation that would allow convicted...

OH, BEHAVE! Now You Can Give Annoying Friends A Cyber Spanking

OhGizmo | Posted 02.11.2013 | Technology

People can be so annoying sometimes. Not just in real life, but also in the virtual world as well. Sometimes this annoyingness gets magnified to ridic...

An Experiment in Not Minding My Own Business

Maureen Anderson | Posted 01.21.2013 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

How do you thank your kid for helping you grow up?

Why I Will Never 'Pop' My Grandkids

Lisa Carpenter | Posted 01.21.2013 | Fifty
Lisa Carpenter

With the holidays upon us, what other grandmas might do may be tested. Families will gather and children will act up. Some grandparents will spank or send kids into corners. Some parents will bristle. Or not. To each his own.

Do We Really Still Use Corporal Punishment in Schools?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 11.28.2012 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Corporal punishment may be under attack once again because we are starting a new school year. But until we outlaw it from every state in the country, we will have the problems associated with it each year.

The Separation of Values and Common Sense

Jason Stanford | Posted 09.26.2012 | Education
Jason Stanford

This week the Springtown school board decided that it was kosher for school administrators to punish the body (that is, administer corporal punishment) of students of the opposite gender, but only if the parents gave written permission.

Texas Student Left 'Burned & Blistered' After Spanking

Posted 09.24.2012 | Education

A Texas high school student opted to take a spanking rather than serve another day of in-school suspension, but she was left bruised and blistered aft...

"We Don't Talk About That Much," Romney's Son Says When Asked Whether Mitt Spanked Him

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.14.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Steve Kelley played an audio clip of Obama criticizing Romney's response to the Libya attack, saying Romney has a "tendency to shoot first and aim later. Then he asked Josh Romney if his father shot first and aimed later, when disciplining!

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...

Spanking, Hitting Kids In Public Surprisingly Common, Study Finds

Posted 08.06.2012 | Parents

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 08/03/2012 02:59 PM EDT on LiveScience Parents get physical with unruly children far mo...

Newspapers Used To Think It Was Okay To Promote Spanking Women

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.11.2012 | Women

For every bit of gratitude one might feel for the gifts of the 1950s and 60s -- rock 'n roll and Mad Men, to name a few -- there's a friendly reminder...

Spanking Is Wrong, And Other Parenting Truths

Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.08.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Some questions really don't have two sides. "Is it okay to do something to your child that would land you in jail if you did it to a stranger on the street?" is one of those. You can phrase it other ways too -- like "Is it okay to hurt a child because it serves your immediate goal when science shows it can lead to long term harm?" But there is still just one answer.

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...

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 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...

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.

DISTURBING VIDEO: Father Spanks Man For Sleeping With 'Underage' Daughter

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 06.20.2012 | Crime

An unsettling YouTube video depicting a father spanking the adult boyfriend of his underage daughter for sleeping with her is generating an intense di...