Tips from the Vance County Parenting Task Force

Spanking is ineffective
Apr. 14, 2014 @ 01:43 PM

If spanking worked, parents would spank one time and the misbehavior would be gone.

Spanking often stops misbehavior on the spot, but turn your back or walk away and the misbehavior usually returns.

A parent’s frustration often prompts additional spankings and statements such as, “How many times do I have to tell you to stop doing that?” It only focuses on what not to do.

Real learning takes place when an inappropriate behavior is substituted by an appropriate behavior that is consistently reinforced with praise.

Source: Stephen J. Bavolek, Ph.D., Red White & Bruises