Is it ever OK to spank your child?

By Dr. Cheryl McElhany • March 2nd, 2012

Discipline seems to be a constant challenge for parents as they go though the different growth stages of children.  There is a line between discipline and punishment, and far too often parents do not understand the difference or why appropriate discipline is so important to raising children.  So anytime I see a good article about discipline, or in this case, problematic discipline, such as spanking, I feel it is a good time to share it.  Here is what Dr. Mom had to say on her website.

……….This was a question posed to me by a mom in clinic recently. She had her hands full with a very active and independent toddler (aren’t they all?) and was wondering how I felt about spanking……Read more>>


Copyright 2012 Melissa Arca, M.D. (Confessions of a Dr. Mom).
Reprinted with permission.




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