To: Parents, teachers, and child caretakers

Parent Without Punishing

Petition Text

Children are born learners. The only way small children can learn is by watching their parents. Instead of punishing them, change and improve yourself.

Why is this important?

War begins with spanking on moms' knees. The violence learned there you see in school bullying, gangs, and street crime. Home should be a refuge from the world's ugliness. Over 70 years of research has shown the harmful consequences that child punishment does to us parents and taxpayers. Alice Miller's 'For Your Own Good', Murray Straus' Beating The Devil Out Of Them' and Philip Greven's 'Spare The Child' shows us why and how to be a humane parent, and A. S. Neill's 'Summerhill' demonstrates that NO punishment is best.