Now before you discount me as one of those Black people, let me be clear. I am proud of my heritage and my culture. Recently, I saw a video on Facebook that showed a young boy, maybe 6 or 7 years old, being held by 4 or 5 grown men, while he cried, screamed, kicked and more trying to avoid getting his hair cut at the barber shop. The woman who appeared to be his mother, video taped the ordeal. As disturbed as I was about the process, I was more offended by the comments on the video. As a family coach, I work with children who have aggressive, defiant or disrespectful behaviors.
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When my son was very small, he would not sleep. Many times in order to console him, I would put him in bed with my husband and me. I remember one night in particular I put him in bed with me and when he started to move around and whimper, I got very angry and gave him a slap on his diapered bottom. With the California State Legislature considering a ruling against spanking, I was prompted to take a closer look at the issue of corporal punishment. One survey conducted by Public Agenda, a non-partisan think tank, found many parents are seeking alternative methods to spanking to get their children to behave.
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Here's how to inoculate ourselves against negative ones. Verified by Psychology Today. Media Spotlight. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and deliver his soul from hell.
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