Have you ever found yourself in a stressful or overwhelming situation where you had to tell yourself to stop and breathe? Indeed, one of the biggest areas of difficulty parents indicated in the survey was managing their own emotions. If so, you've practiced mindfulness and may not have even known it. Of those who do allow it, four rarely spank, and 15 use the paddle regularly, but say they do it as a "last resort. It takes a lot of getting yourself calm as a parent and it takes spending time thinking about having a plan in advance.
Studies show that spankings result in higher production of stress hormones, which can make children less able to deal with other stresses.
The Spanking Survey
According to an informal Times survey of Orange County public school districts, only 10 of the county's 29 school districts now ban corporal punishment. It might seem like an old-fashioned technique, but in fact, data shows that attitudes to spanking have changed little in 30 years and are remarkably consistent across all education levels and raceswith a few exceptions. Research shows these methods of discipline can make misbehavior worse and contribute to the school-to-prison pipeline. It takes a lot of patience. Copyright Los Angeles Times. His scores make his case. And policies vary between and even within states on factors like when it's used, who it's used on, the size of the paddle and what it's made of, and the number of strikes.