Can't help wondering about spare the rod, spoil the child. Many people who spank like to use it as some kind of proof that they are doing right by their children...whether or not they are the least bit religious. Today I found some interesting insights on religion and corporal punishment from other religions' perspectives.
If you are interested you might want to read: Ten Reasons I Can't Spank: A Catholic Counselor's Critical Examinationof Corporal Punishment by: Gregory K. Popcak, MSW, LCSW ,or A letter from a Christian Mom.
Other Religion and Discipline Information is also available from The Center for Effective Discipline:
- United Methodist Church's Resolutions Against Corporal Punishment of Children
- A community health bulletin for Muslim parents (UK)
Take Care...be aware,