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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.

CBS 11–09/15/2014

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Corporal Punishment Continues In Many Texas Schools

An 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.

CBSDFW.COM–09/15/2014

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Study: Kids Misbehave 10 Minutes After Spanking

Sparing the rod may spare parents from future headaches, according to a new study from Southern Methodist University.

04/21/2014

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North Texans Sound Off On Yelling Vs. Spanking Study

How 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.

CBS 11–03/04/2014

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New School Debates Corporal Punishment In Schools

Irving ISD school board president proposed something be brought back that most have abandoned — corporal punishment (spanking). New School debates.

06/20/2013

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Irving ISD School Board President Proposes A Return To Corporal Punishment

IRVING (CBSDFW.COM) – Irving ISD school board president Steven Jones surprised attendees last night a the Irving school district meeting. He proposed something be brought back that most have abandoned — corporal punishment. The proposal […]

06/14/2013

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Board Votes Down Gender Specific School Spanking

The 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.

CBS 11–09/24/2012

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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.

06/30/2011

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State Legislature Approves Corporal Punishment Limits

The Texas legislature has approved a final version of a once-contentious bill requiring schools statewide to get parental permission before applying corporal punishment.

05/26/2011