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.
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.
The documentary consists of an introduction and five brief parts.
“Behind Closed Doors” consists of the introduction, “Major Epidemic” and five topics: “Scale of abuse,” “Emma’s story,” “Who’s to blame,” “How to Stop it,” and “Cycle of violence.”
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About 40 percent of depressed fathers in a survey said they’d spanked kids that age, versus just 13 percent of fathers who weren’t depressed. Most dads also had had recent contact with their child’s doctor – a missed opportunity to get help, authors of the study said.