Bobblehead Dad – Some Painful (Ouch!) Truths About Spanking

Did you know that over 30 countries worldwide have laws making illegal for parents to spank their children?

Would you be surprised that it’s estimated that 90% of U.S. parents resort to spanking as a means to discipline their kids?

Today, we explore the great spanking debate – although some suggest there really isn’t a debate to be had since the reasoning for NOT spanking is well documented. Our guest today is Dr. Fran Walfish – one of the country’s leading experts on the topic. Dr. Walfish is a child and family therapist based in Beverly Hills. She shares her wisdom on television shows including The Doctors and NBC Nightly News as well as print publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Parents Magazine.

On today’s show we’ll discuss:

• The long-term implications to our children of being spanked (even occasionally!)
• Why people who have the attitude “I was spanked and I turned out fine” is somewhat like condoning the playing of Russian Roulette
• Why spanking does not get the long term impact of changed behavior parents desire
• Alternatives to spanking – Great suggestions for disciplining your children

So pull up a chair. I promise you’ll enjoy the chat!

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