Kelly Clarkson's advocacy of spanking made a huge splash during its time. While her Instagram is lathered in photos of happy family life, I doubt her reality is as sweet. Here is why.
Solomon was wise. But, when it came to children, he was a failure. He taught his son violence and his son continued that cycle. Why? And, more importantly, how?
Your relationship with your children is as important as your relationship with your spouse. A strong bond is what allows you to connect when troubles arise within your family or in your child's life and find good solutions. All that comes with connection.
We hear about children respecting their parents and we hear about what happens to them when they do not; children can be sent to their rooms, spanked, grounded, or scolded. But what about PARENTS respecting their CHILDREN?
Some parents are hypocrites of The Golden Rule.
With the birth of their second child, many parents make a common mistake and focus so much attention on the new baby, they forget their firstborn. Try these three methods to keep your first child involved with the second and harbor love between them instead of resentment.
Children love to explore forbidden territory and find out for themselves what all the fuss is about. The more you make the road into a forbidden place, the more your child will want to explore it. Try these methods to keep your child safe instead of scolding or spanking.
Pain and, more importantly, fear is a bad teacher and a bad master, yet many children live under it today because their parents chose to use physical punishment to discipline.
Tears or a tantrum are a child's way of expressing emotions they are not equipped to handle any other way. The next time your child has a fit, try these methods to resolve the tantrum instead of scolding, threatening, bribing, or punishing.
When your heart clenches up and you feel a frown coming, try these methods to calm yourself down and meet the problem ahead of you with patience.
Parenting is an instinct you were born with. It tells you what to do with your child; tells you to feed them after they enter this world, change their diapers as babies, and care for them as they grow. You cannot learn to parent by taking a class because parenting is not a lesson you can learn through study.
It is not that foster parents are unequipped to handle kids; many take parenting classes. The problem is that there are few people in the country who actually know how to be parents.
Foster children are twice as likely to develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder then veterans of the war; there are over 400,000 children in the foster care system today.
The world is full of people who labor under the belief that spanking is right. Children are spanked and brutally punished behind doors as I write this; as you read this. What can we do to make a difference?