Education Secretary King Calls For End To Paddling StudentsEducation Secretary John King is urging governors and school leaders in states that allow student paddling to end a practice he says would be considered "criminal assault or battery" against an adult.
DeSoto 5-Year-Old Paddled At School Without Parents' PermissionParents of a DeSoto kindergarten student paddled without permission this week are considering legal action against the Meadows Elementary teacher.
Should The Gov't Have A Say In How Children Are Punished?It's a controversial subject among parents -- spanking. Now, officials in Canada want to make the act illegal. Do you think the government should tell you how to discipline your child?
How Far Is Too Far When Using Corporal Punishment?Eddie Reeves doesn't shy away from it: as a child, he says his mother spanked him with switches or tree branches. But a child psychologist says in general, physical punishment is not effective.
Corporal Punishment Continues In Many Texas SchoolsAn emotional debate is underway about how far is too far when it comes to disciplining children. Hitting kids at home can escalate to criminal act. But what about hitting kids at school? You may be surprised to learn that several North Texas school districts still allow corporal punishment.
Study: Kids Misbehave 10 Minutes After SpankingSparing the rod may spare parents from future headaches, according to a new study from Southern Methodist University.
North Texans Sound Off On Yelling Vs. Spanking StudyHow to discipline or punish children is always a hot topic. Yelling, shouting, and raising your voice...may feel natural. But a new study says those actions should only be used to get a child's attention.
New School Debates Corporal Punishment In SchoolsIrving ISD school board president proposed something be brought back that most have abandoned — corporal punishment (spanking). New School debates.
Irving ISD School Board President Proposes A Return To Corporal Punishment
Board Votes Down Gender Specific School SpankingThe small city of Springtown is tackling the big issue of spanking at school. Until now, the district only allowed men to paddle the boys, and women to paddle the girls.
SMU Study Shows Many Parents Still Spank Kids A study conducted in North Texas shows that many mothers spank their children and researchers say many of the reasons for those spankings are relatively minor disciplinary issues.
State Legislature Approves Corporal Punishment LimitsThe Texas legislature has approved a final version of a once-contentious bill requiring schools statewide to get parental permission before applying corporal punishment.