Reply to "The Long-Term Effects of Spanking (published study)"

Originally posted by Buttercup:
Here is an ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC article from Parenting Magazine - a Q&A with Dr. William Sears.

Dr. Sears' background:

Author of over 30 books on childcare. Dr. Sears is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Sears received his pediatric training at Harvard Medical School's Children's Hospital in Boston and The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto -- the largest children’s hospital in the world, where he served as associate ward chief of the newborn nursery and associate professor of pediatrics. Dr. Sears is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and a fellow of the Royal College of Pediatricians (RCP). Dr. Sears is also a medical and parenting consultant for BabyTalk and Parenting magazines and the pediatrician on the website.

Oh, I know, he doesn't know what he's talking about, right?

dunno. maybe he does. but he isn't raiseing my kids, so i don't care much what he thinks.

should i start doing google search for quotes from people with ph'ds who think spanking IS necessary?

would it make you change your mind?

would you even read it?

i didn't read yours, there was no point. you pop up words form someone who already agrees with you, and it going to argue against my belief.. no.. my knowledge that useing a paddle worked quite well for my wife and i.
i *know* it worked for us. you cna spout theory and test and studies and quotes form all the limpwristed big-brains you can think of, but it won't change what i've seen in action.