Several states still allow paddling in their school districts, and many parents firmly argue that physical discipline of children is the best way to curb bad behavior. Some say it's a form of tough love, others call it child abuse. Mocha Mom Jolene Ivey is joined by pediatrician Dr.
Unfortunately, I have to qualify that. Our daughter was swatted on the diaper once for biting her momand our son has been swatted maybe three times on the butt and spanked once for hitting his sister. Rosemond believes that parents who spank are capable of following these guidelines: infrequent spankings, only on children younger than 10, no more than two swats with a bare hand on a clothed rear end, never in school.
My grandmother "Nana" was the dearest, sweetest, kindest and most loving woman I've ever known, a woman who raised her six children alone after being widowed at an early age. A fierce prayer warrior and strong woman of God, she was a Sunday-school superintendent and later a church mother. And whenever she felt it necessary, Nana was deft with a strap across legs and hind parts.
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I ask fathers right off the bat if they spank their children. If they say yes, I tell them to knock it off. Most accept my advice. Here are the top three reasons why.
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As a psychotherapist and parenting educator, I often get into discussions about spanking. There are still a great number of parents who think it is okay to spank their children, despite all the evidence otherwise. Considering all the research saying spanking creates more bad behavior and negatively affects brain development, is there ever an appropriate time for spanking?