April 30th Is National Spank Out Day: Does Spanking Even Work?

April 30th is National Spank Out Day. It’s hard to forget about it when the old adage “spare the rod, spoil the child” gets revisited in the news so frequently. It seems that, every week, there is a news story of parents or caregivers being arrested for taking disciplining a child too far. For all the adamant opponents of spanking, there are still just as many supporters of this purportedly mild form of corporal punishment, following the idiom to the letter....more
Thank you for writing this post!  While I don't think that all forms of spanking are abuse, I am ...more