In this episode, I respond to a letter from a curious listener who wants to know whether spanking a child, (corporal punishment) is a beneficial approach to get children to follow rules. I offer ideas and strategies to reduce the possibility of long-term, negative consequences due to ineffective discipline approaches.
https://www.healthychildren.org: What’s the Best Way To Discipline My Child
https://www.healthychildren.org: How to Give A Time Out
Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University: Toxic Stress (Video)
The American Academy of Pediatrics: Spanking and Child Development Across the First Decade of Life