"I'm going to beat you into submission," the 'honorable' William Adams shouted at his disabled daughter as she attempted to deflect his swings with a leather belt. To his daughter Hillary, this was routine. Suspecting it was wrong, she set up a camera and recorded the 7-minute beating she received from both her parents. This is the sort of human waste that the state puts in charge of settling custody disputes and recommending children to foster care. Is it any wonder the system is so F'ed up?Read more »
A principal in an Iowa elementary school spanks kids on their birthday- these "whammies" are supposed to be a cute tradition but one parent sees it as training his child to be subservient to authority.Read more »
Rosalina Gonzales plead guilty to a felony charge of injury to a child for what prosecutors had described as a "pretty simple, straightforward spanking case." As part of the plea deal, Gonzales will serve five years probation, during which time she'll have to take parenting classes, follow CPS guidelines, and make a $50 payment to the Children's Advocacy Center.Read more »
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) does not endorse spanking for any reason, citing its lack of long-term effectiveness as a behavior-changing tactic. Instead the AAP supports strategies such as time-outs when children misbehave, which focus on getting kids to reflect on their behavior and the consequences of their actions.Read more »
Children who are smacked by their parents may grow up to be happier and more successful than those spared physical discipline, research suggests.Read more »
...the 2- to 4-year-olds who were spanked scored 5 points lower on the IQ test than those not spanked. For children ages 5 to 9, the spanked ones scored on average 2.8 points lower than their unspanked counterparts.
The results, he said, were statistically significant. And they held even after accounting for parental education, income, cognitive stimulation by parents and other factors that could affect children's mental abilities.Read more »
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