Spanking Is No Longer Parents' Go-To Discipline Tactic

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada Parents

Good-bye spanking, hello time-outs.

It's Still Legal To Hit Kids In Canada, And It Shouldn't Be

Ruth Miller | Posted 10.24.2016 | Canada Parents
Ruth Miller

No child deserves to be hit. There are things that children do that anger parents, or that put the child or others at risk, or are socially unacceptable, but there is never a reason to hit another human being to discipline or teach. What does this mean, in plain language? It means parents should not be allowed to hit or spank their children.

Show Your Partner You Love Them (Through Spanking)

Pega Ren | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Living
Pega Ren

Wishing your lover would take a bit more control in the bedroom? Frustrated by his hesitation to be the boss while you happily submit? Don't know how to bring this up without embarrassment and possible disappointment? You are not alone!

Mom Gets Month In Jail For Hitting Toddler On Plane

CP | Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, The Associated Press | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Parents

Defence attorneys argued the allegations were fabricated by judgmental passengers who didn't like how Watanabe looked and dressed her child.

You Can't Spank Kids In These Countries

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Parents

While spanking was a common form of disciplining kids for years, the tactic is now banned in 43 countries.

Why It's About Time Canada Makes Spanking Illegal

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 12.30.2015 | Canada Parents

"Hitting another person is an act of aggression and violence. Period. We can’t be ageists."

Spanking Is Falling Out Of Favour With Parents: Data

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 03.09.2015 | Canada Living

Many fewer parents support spanking today than they did in 1986, but it's happened gradually.

Spanking Kids Is Just Hitting Kids, and It Doesn't Work

Ward Anderson | Posted 09.14.2014 | Canada Living
Ward Anderson

Spanking doesn't work. Whatever you call it, it's ineffective. It doesn't work now, and it never really did. It's a short-term solution to a problem that will never be solved instantly or with a swing of the arm. It's dated, it's counterproductive, and it's time to stop claiming it is remotely as effective as people like to pretend it is.

Spanking Your Kids Doesn't Make You a Child Abuser

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada Living
Jennifer Pellegrini

Apparently, I'm a victim of child abuse. And a child abuser. How did that escape me? At least I might be, if you believe a new study that redefines what it means to be abused -- and an abuser. I can tell you for certain is each of the times I used corporal punishment, it was in those moments that I failed most as a parent. But does that make me an abuser?

This Is Why We Shouldn't Spank Children

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 12.13.2013 | Canada Living

A new book by Murray Straus, founder and co-director of the Family Research Lab and professor emeritus of sociology at the University of New Hampshire...

The Cost of Spanking Our Children

Yummy Mummy Club | Posted 09.13.2014 | Canada Living
Yummy Mummy Club

I often hear this when talking about discipline methods for children. The key word in this sentence is "okay." What is our definition of this term, and is "okay" really what we want for our children? We now have a greater understanding of the impact of spanking and yelling, and how it negatively affects a person throughout their adult life.

SavvyMom Roundup: Scary Reminders, Organic Debates and Sound Technology

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 11.14.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

My youngest has a concussion and has been in lockdown at home for the past few days. My friend Sarah's boy had a much more serious accident, however. I mention this today because of all the things that crossed my desk this week, the impact this accident had on all of us at Savvy HQ made everything else seem trivial -- or marginal at best.

Spanking Linked To Later Mental Disorders

CBC | Posted 08.31.2012 | Canada Living

Adults who were subjected to physical punishment such as spanking as children are more likely to experience mental disorders, say Canadian researchers...