A Biracial Mom Asks: What Do I Do When Black Relatives Pressure Me To Spank?
What's a white mom to do when her biracial toddler starts acting up in front of the Black side of the family that believes in spanking?
A Better Way: One Mother Wrestles With All This “New Fangled” Discipline
This mom is learning that if she wants to change her daughter's character, not just her behavior, spanking may not be the best option for disciplining.
Adrian Peterson, Charles Barkley & Switches: It’s Time To Let Go of Plantation Discipline
Adrian Peterson and Charles Barkley think switches are good parenting tools. I've got a few betters ones.
Positive Discipline: How To Stop Your Kid From Hitting
Dear Mother Wit, My 2-year-old has been hitting me, her big sister, the kids out on the playground, pretty much everybody she comes in contact...
DISCIPLINING A STRANGER’S CHILD: YES, I’M THAT PERSON
Kids aren’t going to be traumatized by a stranger politely telling them not to do something that could potentially harm them, or is just a social norm.
Spare the Rod: A Black Father Spanks His Daughter and Vows Never To Do It Again
By SHAWN TAYLOR A couple of years ago, I was very deeply involved in putting together an anthology entitled Ass-Whooping’s Greatest Hits: Reflections on the Spankings We...
What Beating A Child With A Cord Looks Like (Newsflash: It Is NOT Good Parenting)
By DR. STACEY PATTON The digital universe is full of viral videos of adults beating children. I view them warily, alert for triggers that catapult...
Father Who Beat Daughters With Cable Wire For Twerking Should Be Charged With Child Abuse
I am shaking, eyes filled with water, heart racing, alternately horrified, disgusted and absolutely pissed after watching the viral video of a father beating his...
T.I. And Tiny’s Family Hustle: Major Discipline Involves Time-Outs and Words, Not Hands (VIDEO)
Let me just go on ahead and say it: I love me some T.I. Not in a groupie kinda way. I mean, he’s cute and...
Daycare Beating By 9-Year-Old Elicits Violent Responses—And Children Suffer
By STACEY PATTON As I watched the video of the 9-year-old child who punched, kicked, bit and pinched babies at a Mississippi daycare late last...