The way to stop violence in America is to stop spanking children

The way to stop violence in America is to stop spanking children. Parental spanking promotes the thesis that violence against others is acceptable. Spanking is the first half-inch on the yardstick of violence. It’s followed by hitting and ultimately by rape, murder and assassination. The modeling behavior that occurs at home sets the stage. ‘I will resort to violence when I don’t know what else to do.

Psychologist Dr. John Valusek, in Dr James Dobson, Raising Children, Kingsway, 1987, p.149

Really?!

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4 Responses to “The way to stop violence in America is to stop spanking children”

  1. Zachariah Says:

    Ack. I remember a Q/A with John Piper and he said he would go to jail over the freedom to spank his children.

    Is Dobson against spanking?

  2. Robbyn Says:

    Thank you for your efforts to discourage violent forms of discipline. I wanted to share with you an incredibly important project for children and mothers.
    Would you please “like” our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/protectchildrenfromviolence?ref=hl
    We are trying to produce a documentary to help raise awareness on the negative effects of spanking. Our website is http://stopspanking.org
    Thank you!
    Robbyn Peters Bennett

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