Group encourages parental discipline without violence
Group encourages parental discipline without violence


CHILDREN. SHE JOINS US NOW IN STUDIO WITH MORE. áááÑ A 2012 STUDY PUBLISHED IN THE A 2012 STUDY PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS FOUND HARSH PHYSICAL PUNISHMENT INCREASED THE ODDS THAT A CHILD WOULD DEVELOP MOOD, ANXIETY OR PERSONALITY DISORDERS…EVEN ALCOHOL AND DRUG ADDICTION. THERE’S NO DOUBT THAT THE USE OF CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IS CONTROVERSIAL…. THOUGH TECHNICALLY LEGAL NATIONWIDE. THE INDICTMENT OF MINNESOTA VIKINGS RUNNING BACK ADRIAN PETERSON IS BRINGING THE TOPIC OF CORPORAL PUNISHMENT TO THE FOREFRONT. “I don’t think you should ever put your hands on a child I don’t think that’s appropriate I don’t think that’s love” PARENTS CAN LEGALLY HIT THEIR CHILDREN IN EVERY love” PARENTS CAN LEGALLY HIT THEIR CHILDREN IN EVERY STATE IN THE COUNTRY…BUT DEFINITIONS OF ABUSE DIFFER. “I mean it think there’s a line a little pat on the diaper a little thing on his hand but I mean I don’t want to hurt him and I don’t want him to be hurt.” IN MAINE – THE LAW DEFINES ABUSE OR NEGLECT AS CAUSING “SERIOUS INJURY” OR IMPAIRMENT TO A CHILD. CORPORAL PUNISHMENT AT SCHOOL…IS OUTLAWED. “a lot of the issues that we deal with are certainly generational issues and sometimes deeply seeded in families and in communities.” MATT THEODORES RUNS áMAINE BOYS TO MENá ….A NON PROFIT THAT FOCUSES ON THE HEALTHY DEVELOPMENT OF BOYS AND FATHERS IN A LIFE WITHOUT VIOLENCE. THE GROUP ADVISES PARENTS AGAINST PHYSICAL PUNISHMENT OF ANY KIND. “a lot of research out there including the AAP that really says its not that effective and worse than that it can have some really damaging implications.” WHILE CORPORAL PUNISHMENT MAY BE PASSED DOWN BY GENERATION…A POPULAR PROGRAM FOR NEW FATHERS IS WORKING TO CHANGE THAT. and what it does is it teaches fathers a different way of parenting than they might have been exposed to as children CLOSE TO FIFTEEN HUNDRED NEW PARENTS IN MAINE HAVE TAKEN IT.. THE RESPONSE HAS BEEN OVERWHELMINGLY POSITIVE. “it just opens up their eyes on how they can be an equal participant in the parenting of their child and how they can make their own decisions about what behaviors and attitudes to carry forward in the parenting of their kids” AND WE WANT TO INVITE YOU TO JOIN THE ONLINE CONVERSATION ONLINE… DO YOU THINK SPANKING IS AN ACCEPTABLE FORM OF PUNISHMENT? IT’S A HOT-BUTTON TOPIC THAT HAS PLENTY OF PEOPLE TALKING. áááÑ LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER, USING THE HASHTAG “W-M-T-W-Q- O-D.”

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