Thursday, April 16, 2009

Article from Get Off Your Butt Parenting

This is an article I found while looking for sources to post between now and April 30th. This is an interesting article in that the author points out the extremes to which spankers and non-spankers polarize. I've definitely seen and felt this. Meaning that to the non-spanker, when a spanker's child is having behavioral problems it's because they're spanked. Likewise, to the spanker, when a non-spanker's child is having behavioral problems it's because they're not spanked. And really, what's important is the whole package. What else is the parent doing? What other methods of discipline are routinely used in the home? Does this parent find ways to incorporate positive discipline?

Now, granted, my position on spanking is still the same. I would never advocate for it and I don't personally believe in spanking. However, I do have much loved family and friends who have chosen to spank and that alone would never make me think of someone as a "bad parent."

Anyways, without further ado, here's a link to the article:

Let's Not Talk About Spanking

And, for kicks and giggles, here's an article about GOYB (Get off your butt) parenting.


1 comment:

  1. This makes good morning coffee reads...provided Mr. O will let me:)