Woman speaks up about sexual assault — 26 years later By Glenn Smith <a href=”mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org”>email@example.com</a> Sunday, March 4, 2012 Rebecca Shea spent more than two decades hiding the memory of one Fourth of July afternoon. Shea was 13 years old in 1985 when a family friend sat beside her on a hammock during a holiday gathering […]
“The future of any society depends on its ability to foster the healthy development of the next generation. Extensive research on the biology of stress now shows that healthy development can be derailed by excessive or prolonged activation of stress response systems in the body (especially the brain), with damaging effects on learning, behavior, and health across the lifespan.”
The legacy of physical punishment. Even though the events they described happened years before, when they told the part about the Mrs. Beasley doll, both women began to sob.
State officials have shut down a family-run day care center in Emporia, Kan., after allegations that the owner used prohibited punishment, which could include spanking or slapping, on the children in her care.
Pamela J. Gile received her license to operate the center on July 20, 2011, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
There has been considerable debate in the media about the proposed banning of physical punishment of children in the home.
Many people question government’s right to interfere in their private lives and how they raise their children.