Does Parenting Style Matter?

Reaching down to pick up her dance bag off the ground, I began to close the van door, knowing the child safety feature would not allow complete closure. This really got her attention. She grabbed the bag, used her body to block the door, and hopped back into the van. “Wait! I want you as my mother.” She even wanted to go home with me. Skeptical, I clarified, “Are you sure? It means you must commit to being my daughter from now on?” She nodded.

2020-05-26T02:17:41+00:00December 26, 2017|Categories: Patient|Tags: , , |

Spanking and Science Part 3: Medical Literature Opposing Spanking

Reviewing the anti-spanking literature revealed no randomized clinical trials exist proving spanking is ineffective or harmful. Many challenges were identified when drawing conclusions from Dr. Gershoff’s review study. Spanking is defined loosely, making the definition subjective. The research tends to be correlational; therefore, cannot support causation for spanking being beneficial or detrimental.

2020-05-03T22:26:35+00:00August 23, 2016|Categories: Patient|Tags: , , |

Spanking and Science: Part II

Ultimately, the developmental outcome of child-rearing is primarily determined by the overall quality of a parent-child relationship. Non abusive spanking by loving parents who use correct methods were able to achieve effective behavioral management and a rapid re-establishment of affection between parent and child following interventions.

2020-05-03T22:28:03+00:00August 18, 2016|Categories: Patient|Tags: , , |
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