Were you spanked as a child? Then you may think it's a good way to guide a child. Or maybe you don't want to spank, but you find yourself doing it because you don't know how else to get through to your child.
Parents should not spank their children, the American Academy of Pediatrics said on Monday in its most strongly worded policy statement warning against the harmful effects of corporal punishment in the home. Robert D. Sege, a pediatrician at Tufts Medical Center and the Floating Hospital for Children in Boston, and one of the authors of the statement.
When my son was very small, he would not sleep. Many times in order to console him, I would put him in bed with my husband and me. I remember one night in particular I put him in bed with me and when he started to move around and whimper, I got very angry and gave him a slap on his diapered bottom.
Verified by Psychology Today. Finding a New Home. Spanking is one such form of discipline. Does spanking children work?
By Associated Press. The nation's leading pediatricians' group has strengthened its advice against spanking and other physical punishment because of the potential for long-term harm. In an updated policy released Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics says that can include aggression, brain changes, substance abuse and suicidal behavior in adulthood.
In an updated policy released Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics says that can include aggression, brain changes, substance abuse and suicidal behavior in adulthood. The academy says research since its discipline policy led to the update. It says spanking is falling out of favor among parents, especially those with young children.
Lulu Garcia-Navarro. Jennifer Shu, a pediatrician. Twenty years after urging caution among parents who choose to discipline their children with spankings, the American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its stance.
BoxGoleta, CAU. Ten reasons to avoid corporal punishment by Aletha Solter, Ph. Dutch version: Sla je kinderen niet: 10 redenen om lijfstraffen te vermijden.