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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.

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!"

What The Black Community Has To Say About Corporal Punishment

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 09.20.2014 | Black Voices

The recent accusations of child abuse against NFL player Adrian Peterson, and his subsequent suspension from the Minnesota Vikings, have touched off a...

'That's What My Parents Did' Is Not a Valid Parenting Plan

Jen Singer | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
Jen Singer

Hitting a child is never reasonable. It's abuse. And it's time our country stops doing what its parents did, because a country that thinks it's okay to smack, spank, slap, and whoop its kids maybe didn't turn out all that fine after all.

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.

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...

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...

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...

'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...

Inconsistent Outrage In School Spanking

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 04.30.2014 | Parents
Eliyahu Federman

The United States of course has a strong tradition of allowing parents to control the methods of upbringing their children. Spanking will remain legal, but if parents are critical of corporeal punishment in schools perhaps they should be critical of it at home too.

Study Links Spanking Kids To Aggression, Language Problems

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 10.22.2013 | Parents

A new study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics concludes that spanking as a form of parental punishment can do far more harm than good. Conduc...

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.

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.

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 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...