Friday, September 25, 2009
Another reason not to spank
Here's a quick HealthDay article worth reading about research indicating that spanking may lower children's IQs. Another reminder that every time we discipline children, if we treat it as a learning opportunity, we are growing their minds and ultimately helping them develop better self-control. I have to remind myself of this often, since discipline using talking, gentle reminders, love and logical consequences can be a long, messy, frustrating process. But the payoffs are great.