Other studies have linked physical punishment in childhood with later brain changes in young adults including reduced grey matter and elevated levels of stress hormones. About Growth Curve When it comes to raising kids, good advice and strong evidence can be hard to come by. Atkins recommends a range of strategies instead of spanking, including being prepared for possible behavioral issues before they arise, such as bed-time tantrums. The rod was used to beat off predators--not to hit sheep who strayed. Many Christian child-rearing books favor spanking as an effective method of correction. When it comes to raising kids, good advice and strong evidence can be hard to come by. She let out a scream and went full noodle right at the end of a moving walkway in Chicago Midway.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has hardened its stance against spanking children as a form of parental discipline.
Given the context of the total Bible, we feel God makes it clear that you don't have to spank to be a godly parent. He recalled one parent who bought a child a bicycle after the kid got up on time during his first week of school. First, we have to say that it is absolutely wrong and against God's every word to be mean and abusive toward a child or to strike a child out of frustration, hostility, or anger. BoxGoleta, CAU. About Growth Curve When it comes to raising kids, good advice and strong evidence can be hard to come by.