Violence begets violence

Posted on 15 Sep 2009 in Intervention | Comments Off on Violence begets violence

Spanking Children

I came across an article the other day that reinforces the notion that violence begets violence. The article references a study which concluded that 1-year old children who receive spankings are more aggressive as 2-year olds.

Non-Violent Interventions

One of the attributes of the articles, was that it linked to information from the American Academy of Pediatrics which provided several tips of alternative to spanking children. Some of the alternatives mentioned include:

  • Natural consequences.
  • Logical consequences.
  • Withholding privileges
  • Time-out.

What impressed me most about this article was that it provided a fairly balanced view of this topic. In a world where we are so often confronted with sensational headlines and stories about celebrities behaving badly, it was nice to read a story about a topic that matters and that can help us become a better society.