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Lenon Honor asks the controversial question "Is spanking a child a form of child abuse?"
My name is Lenon Honor and I grew up experiencing various levels of child abuse. Now that I am a father of 5 children I have made the decision not to inflict any level of physical pain onto my children. My wife and I have learned that parents can discipline a child without causing physical pain. Our oldest child is 10 and our youngest child is 3 and we have not observed any negative behavioral issues that would suggest that our child rearing approach is in error.
Recently there have been several stories in the news concerning domestic violence. There has also been a high profile child abuse case involving NFL player Adrian Peterson. This child abuse case has sparked national debate concerning whether or not corporal punishment or spanking a child is an appropriate means of disciplining a child.
Do you believe that children must be spanked in order to be properly disciplined?
Do you believe that spanking a child is a form of child abuse?
Do you think that there should be limitations on the levels of physical pain that a parent can inflict upon a child?
Lenon Honor is a writer, musician, video producer, talk show host, and counselor. His website www.lenonhonor.com has provided a wealth of information and inspiration in regards to manhood, fatherhood, marriage, children, family, and personal growth.
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Have you heard of the COOL CRITICS? We cover the spectrum and universe of conversation. Recently, the discipline, (SPANKING) given to his son, by Adrian Peterson, has brought attention to people spanking their kids. A lot of the older populus, has been spanked, from bush limbs, to tree branches, brushes, belts, hands, iron cords, (not chords, I don't think there is any harmony from an iron CHORD/CORD) The attention that the NFL has placed on this starting with the Ray Rice syndrome, has everyone chiming in - why should THE COOL CRITICS be any different???? 347-205-9366 - voice your opinion!!!
"Spare the rod, spoil the child" is the Biblical quote commonly used to justify the use of corporal punishment. But the author of "Beating Black Kids", sister Asadah Kirkland, explains some things that may help parents re-think that old time philosophy. What are we really teaching our children when we hit them? What are we saying about ourselves? What behavior will we see them manifest later on in life as a result of being hit as a child as a behavior control technique? And what happens when parents disagree about the use of corporal punishment? Is the one who hits seen as the "bad guy?" Is the one who doesn't hit seen as "weak?" When does "spanking" become "child abuse?" Who decides when punishment is too harsh? How should parents discuss this issue and what should they base their decisions on? Is disagreement about spanking or hitting children a deal breaker for couples who are considering marriage? Should it be?
Kristen and Crystal talk about how the majority or the US spanks yet think kids 'need' more hitting. We address the facts about the lack of success spanking has and what to do instead. Spanking is Hitting and children deserve respect!
Parenting today is an outright war zone. You battle your teens' metamorphosis, the dangers they face in the world, and nowadays, vigilant government inteference. Since parenting doesn't come with an instruction manual, we must concoct a protections strategy to keep our children safe from harm and straying down the right path. There's a debate as to whether spanking is right or wrong. "Experts" deem it abuse, many parents disagree. What are your thoughts?
The Joy of Spanking. Remember when you hated both spankings and naps? What changed, and when? How and why do couples make spanking a part of their erotic play, and what do you need to know before you give it a try?
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This Monday, "The FX" will discuss the topic of Abuse. We have read and talked about the "hot topics" in the media, but Monday we will attempt to go a little further into the topic. In dealing with Domestic Abuse, we will examine how to recognize that you are in an abusive relationship as well as the steps needed to get out of it.
Also we will look at the time old tradition that many of us have experience... spankings. "...when I was growing up, I use to get whippings all the time and I turned out fine..." We've either heard that comment or said it. The question has come up recently, "does Corporal Punishment encourage rather than deters violent behavior?"
Experience the "FX" and tune in Monday night at 7/8p (ct/et)
"To Switch or Not To Switch: Corporal Punishment and the Traditions of Spankings"
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This week we will be discussing the course of action when a child misbehaves out in public. Also we will examine the pros and cons of spanking vs talking to the child and whether there is a difference between discipline and punishment. Call in and let's talk about it!!
A Texas Justice of the Peace gave parents the option of paddling their 14 year old daughter or a $500 fine and a misdemeanor record. They chose paddling. Sometime afterwards, they brought suit against the Justice, saying the paddling caused humiliation, fear and mental anguish. Are these parents justified and should corporal punishment be used to discipline children? That story is the topic of conversation in The Virtual Living Room. Listen in, this will be an interesting conversation.
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