Notes on Parenting

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Friday, April 16, 2010

The Controversy Over Spanking

In today's society, there is much controversy surrounding the topic of spanking your child. Some scholars say that spanking isn't always a bad thing while other scholars say that it should be completely avoided. Some scholars even argue that spanking may lead to aggression in the child. A reader of our blog recently sent me the following video that addresses this controversy. Check it out.

I think that this video does a great job of bringing up both sides of this issue. I personally agree that some kids are simply more aggressive than other kids; however, I also agree that there are much better alternative ways to discipline your child than through the use of spanking. The video talks about the use of positive discipline which is something I feel to be effective. In fact, we have discussed positive discipline in earlier posts so I would encourage all of you to check out those blog posts. This is just my opinion on the matter.  

What do you all think? Do you think spanking leads to aggression or are parents being too easy on their children in today's society? Let's hear what you think!



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