You may remember experiencing “corporal punishment” as a student in school. Although Virginia is not one of them, 22 states still allow spanking by public school teachers today.
Spanking in the home is another story, and it has fierce opponents and supporters. On one side, activists propose making it illegal for parents to spank their children. On the other side, an ABC News poll found that 66 percent of respondents approved of spanking.
April 30 is Spank Out Day USA. The library takes no position on the subject, but offers these books as a starting place to explore the topic of disciplining children:
Discipline, the Brazelton Way by T. Berry Brazelton.
Supernanny: How to Get the Best From Your Children by Jo Frost.
The New Strong-Willed Child: Birth Through Adolescence by James Dobson.
Nanny 911: Expert Advice for All Your Parenting Emergencies by Deborah Carroll.
Discipline That Lasts a Lifetime: The Best Gift You Can Give Your Kids by Raymond Guarendi.
Laying Down The Law: The 25 Laws of Parenting to Keep Your Kids on Track, Out of Trouble, and (Pretty Much) Under Control by Ruth Allen Peters.
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