#ThatBlackCouple Ep 19 – “Stop Whoopin Your Kids”
Parenting remains one of the most important and difficult jobs many people will ever have. And, learning how to discipline children without the use of corporal punishment can take some unlearning of the habits and norms many of us grew up with. We’ll talk about whooping, spanking, beating, etc. in this episode. Legggoo!
In the first segment, we discuss the listener question that prompted this episode and the common perceptions people have of spanking.
In the second segment, we discuss the studies around acceptance of spanking in the U.S., how spanking is still allowed in schools, and the country’s history of corporal punishment.
In the third segment, we outline our parenting approach and how we came to realize the many reasons why spanking is a bad practice for kids.
Articles for reference:
*Black Parents, Stop Shaming Your Children
*Americans’ Opinions On Spanking Vary By Party, Race, Region And Religion
*Hitting kids: American parenting and physical punishment
*Poll: Most Approve of Spanking Kids
*If You Think Good Black Parents Are Unicorns, You’re Part of the Problem