Spanking in one form or another is as American as apple pie--and the practice is deeply rooted in, and most often defended by, a reading of traditional translations of the English Bible.
Dr. Phil offers these tips for how to discipline your children.
Last week NFL player Adrian Peterson turned himself in on charges of child abuse after a session of disciplining his 4-year-old son left cuts, welts and bruises on the boy's body. The gruesome incident sparked a national debate about whether or not it's ever OK for a parent to hit a child. Research shows the answer is a resounding "No!"
Dr. Claire McCarthy and Dr. Jeff Gardere join Nancy to reveal why spanking your kids as a disciplinary measure isn't something that's confined to black or southern communities.
As a mischievous child, being beaten up by parents and relatives for various misdemeanors became normal. I simply thought nothing of it; I did not think there was anything wrong with it.
If we remove reward and punishment, what do we put in its place? The key to effective discipline is to establish mutual respect and to expect cooperation
Caitlyn talks to Rachel Macy Stafford about her blog post, "The Important Thing About Yelling"."
Children do not need to cry, to be hurt, to be shamed, or to shout "uncle" in order to learn the lesson you are trying to impart.
We want to keep our kids safe, and teach them right from wrong. But doing that is often much more difficult than it sounds.
Although I understand why spanking is parenthood's dirty little secret (nobody wants social services at the door), I wish we could find a way to talk more openly about it.