Should I spank my child? In today’s culture this is a relevant question.
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There seems to be a great divide these days concerning the practice of parents spanking their children. We sort out this controversial topic with our guest John Rosemond.
If you listen to our podcasts at all you know that my friend John Rosemond is a frequent guest. Today we pick his expertise on the controversial topic of spanking. John is a Psychologist, a Syndicated Parenting Columnist and the Author of 11 best-selling books on parenting, including “To Spank or Not to Spank.”
So, Should I Spank My Child?
The topic of spanking is certainly a touchy one these days—especially in light of some high-profile cases in the news lately. Well, I don’t mean to be overly philosophical here; but, postmodernism’s notion of “If it feels good do it” may be at play. This drives people to do everything they can to avoid and relieve pain and discomfort. Because pain and discomfort is to be avoided at all costs, we don’t want our kids to feel pain either.
John and I discuss this matter and how it relates to spanking:
- The opponents of spanking
- How research is showing that spanking is positive
- Why inappropriate spanking is dangerous
- Why discipline must cause your teen some type discomfort
- The difference between pain and harm
- Why a lack of spanking can decrease your childs IQ
- Why parents need not worry about the Department of Human Services
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Conversation Starter: After you’ve listened to the Podcast, we’d like you to share with us your thoughts on spanking your child.