Wednesday, October 28, 2009

We Must Stop Hitting Children! Part 4 -- Hitting Is Very Common

Several recent studies reveal that the majority of parents in the United States continue to physically punish their children.

Nearly two-thirds of parents of very young children (1- and 2-year-olds) reported using physical punishment.

By the time children reach 5th grade, 80 percent have been physically punished.

By high school, 85 percent of adolescents report that they have been physically punished, with 51 percent reporting that they have been hit with a belt or similar object.

How about you? Were you hit as a child? Do you hit your kids?


The NEW Confident Parenting is a book that discusses all of the issues surrounding the use of physical punishment and offers an entire program for raising children without ever having to use physical punishment.

1 comment:

  1. I do remember my dad threatening to spank me, but I don't have any solid recollection of being spanked.

    I define spanking as no more than a couple of open-handed swats on the behind. I don't remember exactly, but I think I spanked my son and daughter a couple of times when they were three or four years old. Did I do wrong?