The subject we’re going to talk about is corporal punishment in the home and schools – the pros and cons, the rights and wrongs – and how it can affect an individual, you and me, a community, an entire nation – parents and non-parents alike.
In April, an article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal analyzed two decades of data and concluded that spanking has no upside, and its downsides include increased risk for depression, anxiety, substance abuse and aggressive behavior later in life.
Vicki Price, education director of Child Advocacy and Parenting Services, said she and her co-workers know they are making a difference in the lives of children whose parents seek CAPS assistance to learn new parenting skills.
Corporal punishment… the abhorrence continues By Sir Frank Peters New Nation, Dhaka, May 1, 2012 It has become abundantly clear that it’s not the pupils in Bangladesh schools and madrassas who are in most urgent need of discipline and re–education on disciplinary matters, but many of their ‘teachers’, headmasters, local educational authorities and teachers’ associations.One […]
This Hurts Me More Than It Hurts You: In Words and Pictures, Children Share How Spanking Hurts and What To Do Instead is not another parenting tome by an ivory-towered theorist. This eye-opening book is written and illustrated by those most affected by spanking — children. Their words and drawings show that spanking doesn’t result in the behaviors parents and teachers desire. Instead, it sows seeds of pain, despair, humiliation, confusion, anger — and the continuation of a cycle of violence.