How Kids Learn to Do the Right Thing

How Kids Learn to Do the Right Thing

All parents want their child to learn to do the right thing.So if you want your child to learn to do the right thing, consider what you're teaching.2) We help our child notice how his actions affect others, which empowers him to CHOOSE to do the right thing.

Hugs and Cuddles Instead of Spanking

Hugs and Cuddles Instead of Spanking

Mediation analyses connected childhood positive touch and lack of corporal punishment to secure attachment, better mental health (less anxiety and depression ), more perspective taking (cognitive empathy ) and a more socially engaged morality (versus self-protectionist moralities).

Why Children Steal and What to Do About It

Why Children Steal and What to Do About It

If your daughter has taken money from your wallet or "borrowed" some of your jewelry, a common response is to take away their phone or internet access for several days to "teach them a lesson."

Thriving or Just Surviving? Are Your Children Nested?

Thriving or Just Surviving? Are Your Children Nested?

Taking a snapshot of a young child’s experiences in the last week, as reported by a parent, can be predictive of child outcomes, my colleagues and I report in a new paper, “Evolved Developmental Niche Provision Report: Moral Socialization, Social Thriving, and Social Maladaptation in Three Countries.” The measure we used, Evolved Developmental Niche Provision Report (EDNPR), assesses some of humanity’s evolved nest* for young children.

Dear Parents: “No Spanking” Says APA

Dear Parents: “No Spanking” Says APA

In this case, parents need to heal themselves and learn to let go of the past to be emotionally and responsively present to their children.

When Kids Don't Want to Clean Up

When Kids Don't Want to Clean Up

You should not expect that your child will be as interested in organizing possessions as you are, but if you agree on a priority item, and a place to put it, you can have a successful beginning.

The American Academy Of Pediatrics On Spanking Children: Don't Do It, Ever.

The American Academy Of Pediatrics On Spanking Children: Don't Do It, Ever.

"I think it's great that so many parents did get spanked growing up and turned out what seems to be OK, but knowing what we do now, we really need to avoid physical punishment because we know that can be harmful," Shu said.

Pediatricians Renew Call to Abandon Spanking

Pediatricians Renew Call to Abandon Spanking

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The American Academy of Pediatrics is strengthening its recommendation to ban spanking and other forms of corporal punishment, citing new research that says that type of discipline can affect normal brain development.

Study: Don't Send Report Cards Home on This Day

Study: Don't Send Report Cards Home on This Day

For the study, Bright's team compared a year's worth of child abuse cases verified by the Florida Department of Children and Families with the dates that elementary school report cards were sent home.

The Science of Spanking

The Science of Spanking

Spanking likely doesn’t work as a form of punishment because it causes physical pain, leading to fear and confusion in children, which could, in turn, interfere when the child is trying to learn the rule or message that a parent is trying to convey (Gershoff, 2013).

Man forces son to run to school in the rain for bullying

Man forces son to run to school in the rain for bullying

"I was like, I've gotta fix this, I have to do something, be proactive," said his father, Bryan Thornhill. Bryan Thornhill uses social media often and decided to share Hayden's punishment on Facebook Live.

Countries That Ban Spanking See Less Teen Violence

Countries That Ban Spanking See Less Teen Violence

In countries that have a complete ban on corporal punishment (spanking and slapping), the rates of physical fighting among teens are as much as 69 percent lower than in countries without such a ban, the study found.

If Your Anti-Bullying Program Isn't Working, Here's Why

If Your Anti-Bullying Program Isn't Working, Here's Why

We believe that punishing bullies will make kids afraid to be mean, and that if they don’t stop being mean, we need to administer successively harsher punishments, culminating with expulsion and possibly transfer to special schools for behavior disordered children.

What Is Considered Child Abuse?

What Is Considered Child Abuse?

Although counselors are committed to confidentiality, all mental health professionals are considered "mandated reporters," which means that they are required by law to report suspected child abuse or neglect to appropriate state authorities, such as the Department of Children and Families or Child Protective Services.