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  • SINS OF THE FATHER

    06/18/2017 5:37:16 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 18, 2017 | Stefan Molyneux
    Question: “My wonderful wife is pregnant with our second child and I’m very excited to have another kid. As I ponder fatherhood, I get so scared that my kids might feel the same darkness and loneliness I felt when I grew up. I’m afraid that because I haven't really addressed the pain of my childhood, that history will repeat itself and I’ll be like my father and my kids will cry as I did. What can I do, to make sure that if my kids feel pain, it’s not because their father? How do I break the chains of bitterness...
  • How To Lower Your Child's IQ | Dr. Murray A. Straus and Stefan Molyneux

    05/31/2017 4:06:32 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 71 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 1, 2014 | Dr. Murray A. Straus / Stefan Molyneux
    Stefan Molyneux speaks with Dr. Murray A. Straus about the prevalence, social causes and scientifically proven negative effects of spanking. Dr. Murray A. Straus is Professor of Sociology and founder of the Family Research Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Straus is also the author of "The Primordial Violence: Spanking Children, Psychological Development, Violence, and Crime."
  • France Bans Spanking

    01/04/2017 8:45:04 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 81 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 4, 2017 | Stefan Molyneux
    France has joined the ranks of the fifty plus other countries which have banned corporal punishment or the spanking of children. As a longtime advocate of peaceful parenting, Stefan Molyneux responds to this news and the reaction it has received online. 52 Countries Now Ban Spanking http://www.livescience.com/57373-52-c... Why Spanking Does Not Work with Elizabeth Gershoff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBm8i... Peaceful Parenting Series Playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... Parent Effectiveness Training http://www.fdrurl.com/Parent-Effectiv...
  • France Outlaws Spanking Kids, Bringing Ban Total to 52 Countries

    01/03/2017 12:19:20 PM PST · by ColdOne · 32 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/3/17 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    The French parliament has passed a formal ban on spanking children, bringing the global total to 52 different countries where such corporal punishment in homes is against the law. The new law that went into effect for 2017 bans “any cruel, degrading or humiliating punishment, including any use of physical violence,” including spanking in the home. In passing the new regulation, France has joined a long list of countries that have outlawed corporal punishment. Unsurprisingly, the first country to make spanking illegal was Sweden, in 1979, followed by Finland in 1983. The last to join the list before France in...
  • Fewer U.S. parents spanking their kids

    11/14/2016 10:43:43 AM PST · by PROCON · 36 replies
    UPI ^ | Nov. 14, 2016 | Steven Reinberg
    MONDAY, Nov. 14, 2016 -- Spanking and hitting children to discipline them has been on the decline among U.S. parents -- rich and poor alike -- since 1988, a new study finds. According to the researchers, the number of mothers with an average income level who considered physical discipline acceptable decreased from 46 percent to 21 percent over two decades. At the same time, mothers who felt timeouts were a better type of discipline rose from 51 percent to 71 percent, the investigators found. "Parents seem to be using more reasoning and nonphysical discipline strategies with children, which is...
  • Why Spanking Does Not Work | Elizabeth Gershoff and Stefan Molyneux

    09/03/2016 8:24:21 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 184 replies
    YouTube ^ | Published on You Tube on September 3, 2016 | Stefan Molyneux
    New studies have failed to find even a single positive benefit to spanking children and a near endless amount of horrible effects. Dr. Elizabeth Gershoff joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss her latest study, refuting the common pro-spanking arguments, why social justice warriors have nothing to do with less aggressive parenting, associating love with physical abuse and ending the escalating cycle of violence in relationships. Dr. Elizabeth Gershoff is a developmental psychologist, in addition to being a Faculty Research Associate and Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences at University of Texas at Austin. She recently published a revolutionary new...
  • Obama and UN Join Forces to Assault Parental Rights Worldwide

    07/21/2016 8:03:02 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 7/19/2016 | Alex Newman
    Under the guise of fighting “violence against children,” the Obama administration has joined forces with socalist foreign regimes and various United Nations agencies in a “global partnership” to wage war on parental rights. The controversial worldwide initiative, which aims to criminalize spanking and smacking as disciplinary tools, among other things, is part of the UN's Agenda 2030, also known as the “Sustainable Development Goals.” Essentially, the UN is betting that framing the assault on families as a bid to end “violence against children” — something nobody in their right mind would oppose — will make it easier to pursue the...
  • ‘Spanking kids is why US is more violent than Germany’

    06/20/2016 5:53:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 111 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 20 Jun 2016 12:01 GMT+02:00 | Emma Anderson
    As the United States continues to debate gun control in the wake of the Orlando massacre, The Local speaks with a criminologist about how parenting practices rather than laws have made Germans less violent. […] … (T)he truth behind why Germany sees far less gun violence per capita than the United States goes deeper than the legal structures, argues German criminologist Christian Pfeiffer, who has conducted research on this topic for years. “America is a completely different world,” Pfeiffer told The Local. “The laws are a result of a public that believes in fear. The laws reflect a culture of...
  • Chris Hayes: Cruz Speaking of Spanking = 'He Hits His Kids'

    05/02/2016 6:14:37 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 66 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Chris Hayes has established a new standard. It is henceforth fair game to say on national TV of any parent who has spanked his child that such parent "hits his kids." Hayes employed the inflammatory formulation on his MSNBC show this evening. Hayes played a clip of a child in a Cruz audience telling him "you suck" and Cruz responding "in my household, when a child behaves that way, they get a spanking." Proclaimed Hayes portentously: "I should note it's a matter of public record by Ted Cruz that he hits his kids." Okay then, so Hayes has equated a...
  • 15,000 Protest Norwegian Govt's Removal of Children From Christian Parents Over 'Spankings''

    02/02/2016 8:43:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/02/2016 | Samuel Smith
    As many as 15,000 supporters rallied at protests held in eight cities around the globe on Saturday to continue putting pressure on the Norwegian government to release five Romanian Pentecostal children who were removed from their parents based on abuse allegations. As previously reported by The Christian Post, the five children of Ruth and Marius Bodnariu were removed from their parents' custody last Nov. 16 after the principal from the school the Bodnarius' two daughters attended notified authorities of her concern that the children were being spanked by their parents at home as a form of discipline. All five children,...
  • Ted Cruz spanks his daughter, and Republicans are A-OK with that

    01/09/2016 6:07:15 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 47 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 01/09/2016 | Philip Bump
    During a rally in Iowa on Friday evening, Ted Cruz made a joke that went over fine with his audience -- but was less popular once the wider world caught wind. Replying to a woman who asked him about holding someone accountable for the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens in Benghazi in 2012, Cruz said that she was "exactly right." He criticized President Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for "engag[ing] in deception" on the matter. Then he zeroed in on Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee for the presidency. "We do know Hillary told her daughter Chelsea, 'Well, gosh,...
  • LIBS Lose Their Minds! Ted Cruz Says Hillary Is A Liar, His Daughter Is Spanked For Lying, SHE...

    01/09/2016 7:46:40 AM PST · by Isara · 116 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 09 Jan, 2016 | Sela T
    LIBS Lose Their Minds! Ted Cruz Says Hillary Is A Liar, His Daughter Is Spanked For Lying, SHE SHOULD BE TOO! Hillary is a liar, and Ted Cruz compared her to his 5-yr old. When she tells a lie, she gets a spanking…so when Hillary tells a lie, she should too! He also explains HOW Americans can spank her…Ted Cruz knows how to deal with lying behavior.That's the message the Republican presidential candidate sent to supporters Friday during a campaign stop at a coffee shop in Iowa but his words set off the hypersensitive left.Cruz was asked by an audience...
  • Baltimore Protests: What Smacked Baltimore Teen Has to Say About His Mom

    04/30/2015 9:03:07 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 36 replies
    Good Morning America ^ | 4/30/2015 | STEVE OSUNSAMI and MEGHAN KENEALLY
    The teenage boy publicly shamed when his mom smacked him around at the Baltimore riots this week said he knows she "really cares about me." A video shows Michael Singleton being dragged from the protests and whacked by his mother, Toya Graham, after she saw him on television and recognized a key piece of clothing. "What caught my eye was his sweatpants," she told ABC News. "Even though he had on all black, I knew those sweatpants he had on, they had a stripe on the side of it and then his eye contact met mine. And I knew that...
  • Pope Francis gets it wrong on spanking

    02/16/2015 10:38:38 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 28 replies
    Chicago Suntimes, Letters to the Editor ^ | 2-16-2015 | Leon J. Hoffman, Ph.D.
    Pope Francis recently proclaimed that it is okay for parents to spank their children if their dignity is respected. That lamentable statement is as naive as it is injurious. Especially at a time when our beleaguered world has been experiencing countless outrageous forms of violence, his regrettable words do little to quell such tragic acts and may even add fuel to the fire. Our world has more than enough hitting. Why anyone, however well intentioned, would wish to do anything to increase it defies reason. Regarding spanking (however one may choose to define it), Edward Lee Thorndike, the Columbia University...
  • Germany Clashes with Pope over Child Discipline

    02/06/2015 7:19:54 PM PST · by juliosevero · 6 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Germany Clashes with Pope over Child Discipline By Julio Severo (with Associated Press) Germany has on Friday rejected as “unacceptable” the pope’s comments that it’s OK to spank your children to discipline them, as long as their dignity is maintained. Francis made the remarks this week during his weekly general audience, which was devoted to the role of fathers in the family. Francis outlined the traits of a good father: one who forgives but is able to “correct with firmness” while not discouraging the child. “One time, I heard a father in a meeting with married couples say ‘I...
  • Pope Francis: parents can smack their children for bad behavior

    02/05/2015 1:19:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | February 5, 2015 | Nick Squires in Rome
    Pope Francis believes it is fine for parents to smack their children as punishment for bad behaviour. He made the remarks, which were condemned by campaigners for child protection, in front of thousands of people at his weekly general audience in St Peter’s Square during a homily about the responsibilities of fatherhood. The Pope recalled a conversation he had had with a father, who told him that on occasion he hits his children if they have been naughty. The Pope, smiling and miming the action of slapping a child on the bottom, said: “One time, I heard a father say,...
  • When Does Spanking Become a Crime?

    01/12/2015 8:15:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/12/2015 | Alex Shelby
    “You can’t spank me, that’s abuse!” was the response of a Florida man’s 12-year-old daughter shortly after he grabbed the paddle (I’m taking some creative license with her quote, but I don’t think I’m far off). So this dad did what was, apparently, a relatively common thing in Florida: he called the police to come supervise the paddling, which ultimately passed their inspection. The incident that occurred on December, 29, 2014, has received an unusual amount of media attention. Perhaps it’s the unwelcome notion of government intervention in parental affairs, or the outrage that so many kids think consequences don’t...
  • Is It Ever Okay to Spank?

    09/23/2014 6:28:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/22/2014 | Mona Charen
    The image of Adrian Peterson’s son’s legs has ignited a welcome cultural conversation. This is unusual. Most of these contrived “conversations” are efforts to take one headline and shoehorn it into a narrative that liberals want to advance, usually about race and racism. Those “conversations” are never truthful. But the discussion of a four-year-old boy’s wounds has elicited some brutally honest commentary. Writing on CNN.com, Steven Holmes blasted what he regards as excessive tolerance for spanking and child abuse in the black community. He dispatches the “I was whipped and I turned out all right” excuse. Holmes cites the abundant...
  • FReep This Poll! Do You Think It’s OK for Parents to Spank Their Children?

    09/20/2014 11:22:55 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 77 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | September 20, 2014 | U-T San Diego
    FReep This Poll! Do You Think It’s OK for Parents to Spank Their Children? YES NO Note: Go to the U-T San Diego link provided. On the U-T San Diego homepage scroll down a bit until you see the poll in the center column. Vote your choice.
  • Is Spanking REALLY the same as child abuse?! *video

    09/18/2014 8:47:02 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 32 replies
    Youtube.com/StevenCrowder ^ | 08/18/14 | Steven Crowder
    So the Adrian Peterson story has brought "child abuse" into the limelight. Child abuse is horrible. Reprehensible. But do you REALLY consider mere spanking to be "child abuse"? Watch the video and comment below. Also, my dad spanked me.