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Spanking can harm the brain

Spanking is perceived by the brain as a threat and can create a toxic stress response. Toxic stress is serious. It can cause a negative cascading effect on brain development resulting in enduring harm to the child. Spanking can have a cascading negative effect on...

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It's Time to Ban Spanking By Amy Bacharach, PhD The California Democratic Party has an opportunity to pass a resolution supporting ending all physical/corporal punishment at its upcoming convention. I hope they do so. At least 31 states have banned corporal punishment in schools, and public support...

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There’s Something We CAN Do!

On March 14th, when tens of thousands of students across America walked out in protest of the national inaction to end school gun violence, Wylie Greer, a student at Greenbrier High in Arkansas did the same. In response, his principal punished him by hitting him...

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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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