April 30th is National Spank Out Day, which was established to promote non-violent discipline of children.
Today, we aim to raise awareness about physical punishment for children, as well as educate parents about effective discipline practices that do not involve hitting and spanking.
Here, we’ve listed some of API’s resources on positive discipline, as well as information from other trusted sources. These can serve as a starting point on the path to implementing positive discipline in the home, or those familiar with positive discipline may find new tools to deepen the understanding between the parent and child.
We offer these resources to let parents know that there are alternatives to spanking that work.
From Attachment Parenting International:
“What is Misbehavior?” API Speaks
“Toddler Ten Commandments” API Speaks
“Tips to Dealing With Acting Out Behavior” The Attached Family
Attachment Parenting International’s Effective Discipline page
The Truth About Spanking: What Parents Must Know About Physical Discipline [Teleseminar]
From Other Sources:
10 Reasons Not to Hit Your Child Ask Dr. Sears
“How to Use Positive Parenting” Aha Parenting
“The Power of Touch” San Diego Family
“Connection is Key” Parenting from Scratch
Alternatives to Spanking” Positive Parents
“No More Timeouts, No More Tiger Moms” Tips on Life and Love