Writing about spanking drums up negative images from my childhood that makes it seem like just yesterday. Many will remember the early years of computers when our internet connections via telephone lines were painfully slow. Several years ago researching ‘spanking’ for an … [Read more...] about Dial-Up and Spanking
What is the True Cost of Child Abuse?
If the invisible damage showed up like bruises and marks, perhaps parents would think twice. About ten years ago Mr. Ramirez was partly dozing off after a long day and watching a TV program about World War II. I was getting ready to facilitate the online group and was … [Read more...] about What is the True Cost of Child Abuse?
Choosing Corporal Punishment
Parents have many decisions ahead of them when babies grow into young children: vegan or meat, car or van, spanking or non-violence. When any parent chooses to use corporal punishment it makes sense for them to have a goal in mind. The usual goal might be to teach the … [Read more...] about Choosing Corporal Punishment
Validation Is A Valuable Gift – If You Get It
If your children were magically put in charge of you, how would they treat you? Many years ago I attended a workshop at the Parents Anonymous conference and, as always, I was ready to have fun. I met parents and facilitators from other groups across New Jersey and learned more … [Read more...] about Validation Is A Valuable Gift – If You Get It
My First Parents Anonymous Meeting
I was losing it with my daughter and needed help; my plea was answered by many other parents. Chelsey and Katie were pretty good kids but after we moved to Long Branch, New Jersey, homework became a nightmare for Chelsey and me. The school had not received the transfer … [Read more...] about My First Parents Anonymous Meeting