Use the rod…Spoil the Child—The Spanking Controversy!
Kids are from Krypton; Parents are from Pluto Radio series update April 29: Did you know that kids who are spanked on a regular basis are more likely to have low self-esteem, depression, lower grades and consequently lower paying jobs? Spanked kids are more aggressive when younger, tend to grow up to spank their kids, learn not only that it’s OK to hit when angry, but it’s also permissible to use objects as weapons (belts, wooden spoons, etc.) And, more disturbing to me is the fact that kids learn to fear rather than respect their parents, and come to rely less on them for their own security and safety.
The next few weeks will be focusing on alternatives to spanking.
Top 5 Tips of the Week:
- Remember the object of discipline is to teach.
- Before raising your hand, ask one question: Do I love him?
- Foster respect, not fear.
- Recognize that just because your parents spanked, doesn’t mean you have to.
- Show your kids you love them…through your words and your actions.
Enjoy your kids!