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  1. Toddler & Child
    New research that looked at data of children from nearly 90 countries has found there were reduced rates of violence in children who were raised in countries that banned spanking and other types of corporal punishment. The study looked at 88 countries, protectorate states and territories and...
  2. Toddler & Child
    Many of us were raised with spanking that it can seem second-nature, making it hard to change our ways even as we so desperately want to. While changing our knee-jerk reactions take time, the good news is that there are many more ways to effectively discipline our children gently -- affording...
  3. Family Life
    Globally, 60 countries and territories now ban spanking of children in the home. The United States and Canada are not included in this list of largely developed nations. But, according to a new study, we're inching closer to a tide change. Tulane University found that the majority of U.S...
  4. Toddler & Child
    New research from the University of Texas at Austin shows that corporal punishment may actually have the opposite effect that a parent is going for, and make a child's behavior worse. Five-year-olds may be challenging, but researchers from the University of Texas at Austin recommend refraining...
  5. Other
    France has passed new legislation banning corporal punishment, which includes spanking. But feelings about the new bill are mixed, even with scientific backing. Child abuse was, as in most first-world-nations, illegal in France, but often, corporal punishment (or 'spanking') has always walked a...
  6. Gentle Discipline
    My close friend is a single mother with kids ages 3 and 5. She works full time as a nurse and has been feeling overwhelmed with work and her kids recently. I offered to come over to give some moral support, knowing that the kids tend to be overly aggressive and I don't have any kids of my own...
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