Recently one of the moms in my parent coaching community wrote in to share that her 4-year-old sons were about to start school… in a preschool-through-12th-grade school where corporal punishment is used.
“I can’t imagine [my boys] doing anything that would warrant a paddling, but I could not make myself check that box saying it was okay,” she wrote in our forums.
She then shared that, if parents check the “no, don’t spank my kid” box, children are exposed to other punishments such as a 3-day suspension and zeros on any assignments missed!
I was shocked. In every state there are laws against striking people in prisons and in the military; in most every state it’s illegal to strike an animal.
But it turns out that in 19 states, it’s okay to strike a child in school.
Come down the rabbit hole with me, into the world of corporal punishment.
It’s a world that might be much closer to you than you ever imagined.
Go to weturnedoutokay.com/244 for:
- Links to the articles I discuss today
- The video I made recently about what to do when your young child wants to do everything all by him or herself… but can’t, and then has a fit
- Also to hear my story about being in a flash flood this week!! I talk about that during the break. It was scary, that’s for sure!
And thank you so much for listening! Continue reading “Corporal Punishment in Schools: Why is this still a thing? Podcast episode 244”