(Reuters) – Spanking children can cause long-term developmental damage and may even lower a child’s IQ, according to a new Canadian analysis that seeks to shift the ethical debate over corporal punishment into the medical sphere.
One day last November, a group of teenage girls dressed in long khaki skirts and modest blouses stepped onto the stage at an Independent Fundamental Baptist church in Maryland where Jeannie Marie (a military spouse who asked that her last name not be used) attended services with her family.
Local directors of St. Augustine High School and its Josephite founders said Friday they have settled their legal struggle over control of the school with a new leadership structure — and agreement that the days of corporal punishment are over. “There will be no attempt to reinstate corporal punishment,” said Dan Davillier, a board member who helped fashion the out-of-court settlement with the Josephites, who founded the school 60 years ago.
Sacramento’s ‘girl with a hundred scars’ files claim for damages By Marjie Lundstrom, firstname.lastname@example.org Sacramento Bee, December 19, 2011 Since the moment she was born 10 weeks premature, with cocaine rippling through her 21/2-pound body, Lilly Manning has been the recipient of other people’s poor choices, bad judgment and terrible timing. Now, the 19-year-old woman […]
US judge who beat daughter with belt suspended By Kevin Dolak ABC News – The Nation, November 23, 2011 The Texas judge who was seen beating his 16-year-old daughter in a 2004 video that garnered millions of views when it hit the Internet has been suspended by the state Supreme Court. Judge William Adams […]