‘Time-Outs’ Are Hurting Your Child

Originally posted on TIME:
Time-out is the most popular discipline technique used by parents and the one most often recommended by pediatricians and child development experts. But is it good for kids? Is it effective? Not according to the implications of the latest research on relationships and the developing brain. Studies in neuroplasticity—the brain’s adaptability—have…

Research and Resources on Physical Punishment

Here’s a study on the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) on adult physical/mental health and morbidity rates, associated with the ACE Scale. The most comprehensive summaries of research are found in the work of Elizabeth Gershoff, Ph.D., meta-analysis studies of 2002, updated studies of 2008. Here’s what the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services,…