Author:Stop Spanking

Catholic Bishops Support Positive Discipline

You may have heard that Pope Francis made remarks last week condoning spanking. The Pope's sex abuse commission promptly issued public alarm, but there has been no correction from the Vatican. Please share the OPEN LETTER from The Alliance to End the Hitting of Children with your community. Please...

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How Hard Will He Have to Work?

Fascinating research suggests we can predict how hard a person will have to work to feel good, based upon the quality of early attachment in the first 18 months of life.  This study measured the long term effects of early  attachment on long-term emotional regulation into adulthood,...

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What is the POINT of Banning Spanking?

Should We Ban Spanking to Help End Child Abuse? In the wake of the Adrian Peterson case, there has been growing awareness that spanking is linked to physical abuse of children.  Some say, Peterson crossed the line, and yet that line is arbitrary based upon personal belief....

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How Do Children Experience Spanking?

A trained and experienced elementary school counselor in an urban school district was asked to help a group of teachers identify 10 coping and 10 non-coping children [1] from a group of 120 fourth and fifth graders. [2], [3] Children were asked to close their eyes and were...

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Have You Enjoyed SPECIAL TIME with Your Child Today?

Enjoy this PODCAST with Patty Wipfler, Founder of Hand-in-Hand Parenting and Robbyn Peters Bennett, Founder of StopSpanking as they discuss with parents how to stay connected while dealing with really difficult behaviors!  When children aren’t connected, they don’t feel good and they don’t behave well. Our minds and...

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