So we are jumping right in here with one of the big ones: discipline.

How we were ‘disciplined’ and how most of us now choose to discipline our children is (thankfully) vastly different. In this episode, I talk about how smacking our kids has not only proven to be completely ineffective, but also proven to have lasting and negative side-effects on our kids. 

How do you discipline your kids? This episode might change your mind.

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This episode features audio from the late Dr. Murray A. Straus, the Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of New Hampshire, talking about the overwhelming amount of scientific proof that spanking children doesn’t work AND actually causes long-term trauma for children as they grow up.

To learn more about Dr. Straus’ work, you can click here. Or to watch the full video that the audio grab is taken from, click here


Smacking children: what you need to know.  The Australian Parenting Website

Why smacking kids is harmful and doesn’t work. Practical Parenting.

Why physical punishment does not work. Psychology Today

Smacking is proven to be ineffective – here’s 11 reasons why.  Belly Belly

The debate is over. Science has proven the results of smacking your kids.  Kidspot

Smacking children makes them ‘more aggressive and antisocial’, say scientists.  The Independent