To spank or not to spank. The American Academy of Pediatrics strongly urges parents against spanking or other forms of physical punishment as a discipline technique. Remember there is no evidence that physical punishment improves a child’s behavior; and it is more likely that physical punishment can have negative consequences on your child’s development.
The biggest thing I have gotten is knowledge. I can consistently go back and refer to what I learned when something comes up and I’m not sure how to handle it. And I can pass on what I learned to other parents with young children.
~ Sharice, Parenting Training Programs participant