Alternatives to Spanking

Screen Shot 2014-03-07 at 4.24.02 PMIf you’re ready to stop spanking, yelling or using other punitive techniques with your child, if you’re struggling to discipline your children peacefully, or simply want to take your parenting journey deeper, you are in the right place! Parenting Beyond Punishment collaborated with over 25 peaceful, gentle parenting experts to create a FREE webseries aimed to empower you with real-life tools so you can guide your children and set boundaries without being punitive.

Join the NoSpankChallenge and receive podcasts, articles, and videos to help guide you as you learn such things as…

  1. Identifying your triggers and releasing anger
  2. Self-regulation
  3. Setting limits

Gentle parenting is a journey.  We welcome you to go along on the journey with us!

What Positive Parenting Looks Like

How do I discipline my toddler?

Help me with my 3-year-old!

Some children are definitely more challenging!

If you found these videos useful, check out Best Start’s home page where they model how to intervene with little children without punishment, spanking, or rewards.

Excellent Websites

Screen Shot 2014-02-11 at 9.05.11 AMChristian Perspective on Positive Parenting

Personal Testimonials from Parents who Stopped Spanking

The Single-Crunch “I used to hit my children

How do we raise our children to be non-violent in a world that is filled with violence?  An excellent essay on the connection between early trauma, problems with attachment and the origins of violence.

On-Line Consultation

  1. Collaborative Problem Solving  – Dr. Ross Greene, author of “The Explosive Child” helps parents find better ways to work with difficult, oppositional children.  Dr. Greene has a weekly blog radio show that parents can call in or email to ask parenting questions.
  2. SHEENA HILL with Parenting Works can help you with parenting questions at Parenting Works


  • Out of Control, Dr. Shefali Tsabaray
  • The Whole Brain Child, Dr. Dan Siegel
  • Parenting from the Inside Out, Dr. Dan Siegel
  • Unconditional Parenting, Dr. Alfie Kohn
  • The Explosive Child, Dr. Ross Greene
  • Parenting with Patience, Judy Arnall
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
  • Healthy Baby Healthy Brain – Excellent Short Videos on Nurturing, Attachment
  • Discipline without Distress, and Parenting with Patience, Judy Arnall
  • 30 other Amazing Authors!

Food for thought…

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Stefan Molyneux interviews Robbyn Peters Bennett about the effects of spanking on child development.