There was a
time when society did not wear seat belts, nor did children wear bicycle
helmets, mothers used to drink and smoke while pregnant and parents spanked
We now know
better. Spanking your child makes everything worse. It may be a quick fix but
does not solve the real issues behind the behaviour.
There is a
reason to explain all behaviour.
we must help children deal with their emotions and help them problem solve. For
most children, the behaviour is an indicator that their needs are not being
met. This is a broad statement as the reason could be biological or
unhealthy for you and your child. Studies now prove that spanking alters
your child’s brain.
your child, validate their emotions, problem-solve, offer help; love, love and
love your child.
more info on the damage caused by spanking, yelling, belittling, bullying,
threatening and humiliating children.
to check out: Google Robbyn Peters Bennett, Vanessa LaPointe, and Dr. Deborah MacNamara.