Alternatives to Spanking

Is Spanking Really a Problem?

The Effect of Spanking on the Brain
Spanking and Family Violence

What Works Better?

Peaceful parenting is more effective. Peaceful parenting 1) keeps your long-term goals in mind, 2) emphasizes warmth and structure, and 3) considers how children think and feel.

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.

Peaceful Parenting Webinar Series

Peaceful parenting is sometimes called gentle parenting, positive parenting, positive discipline or attachment parenting. The main theme of all these approaches is focusing on the health of the relationship between the child and the parent, and supporting the child’s developmental needs. Joan Durrant, PhD developed a peaceful parenting program called “positive discipline in everyday parenting.” Join our discussion panel of parenting specialists to discuss her book!  The book is free online. Simply DOWNLOAD it.

1LONG-TERM GOALS
PROVIDING WARMTH & STRUCTURE

Panelists: Amy BryantRobbyn Peters BennettRachel Bailey, and Dr. Ross Greene.

Print pages 24 – 33 from the book, or print these Long-term Goals Worksheets 

2UNDERSTANDING HOW CHILDREN THINK AND FEEL

Panelists: Rachel, Robbyn, Sheena Hill, and Kim Hopkins-Betts.

Download the sensory checklist home or school.

3COLLABORATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING

Panelists: Kim Hopkins-Betts with LivesintheBalance.org, Amy, Rachel, Robbyn

4PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER!

Panelists: Amy, Rachel, Robbyn, and Kim

Excellent Websites

Christian Resources

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.

Have you heard about TIME-IN?

LIVE Parenting Support

  1. Parenting Beyond Punishment Parent Support Group – Amy Bryant, EdS, LPC therapist and  and Ashley Kagan, Med MECD, child development expert support parents in peaceful parenting.
  2. Collaborative Problem Solving  – Dr. Ross Greene, author of “The Explosive Child” helps parents find better ways to work with difficult, oppositional children. Parents can join a closed facebook group of peaceful parents, called The B Team to find support for implementing collaborative problem solving.
  3. SHEENA HILL with Parenting Works can help you with parenting questions at Parenting Works

Great BOOKS

  • The Whole Brain Child, Drs. Dan Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
  • 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!
Understanding Dysregulation, Self-Regulation, and Co-Regulation