parenting advice: spanking
Isn't it more of a way for parents to vent their frustrations?
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Is It Ever OK To Spank Your Kids?

A controversial new study concludes that spanking your kids is harmless as long as they feel loved by their parents, but is this strict punishment healthy?

Mike Rice's tough love
Is 'tough love' really love at all?
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Is Mike Rice's Tough Love The Right Parenting Strategy?

Mike Rice, the former coach of Rutgers University's men's basketball team, was fired for what some might describe as his 'tough love' form of coaching. But does this work as a parenting style? Does 'tough love' parenting raise responsible, well-behaved kids or does it simply emotionally cripple them?

3 Ways Kinky Sex Is Like Spicy Food
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3 Ways Kinky Sex Is Like Spicy Food

50 Shades of Grey has given millions of people permission to begin exploring the kinkier side of sex. Attendance at fetish clubs and in online kinky communities are at an all-time high, and it is no longer taboo to admit your interest in exploring rough sex and role playing. As more and more people begin sampling from the banquet of BDSM and kink, it is important to remember that there is a wide spectrum of intensity to explore.

Why To Discipline But Never Punish Your Kids
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Why To Discipline But Never Punish Your Kids

Suppose your child has left Legos all over the living room again!  Can you picture the chaos? Can you feel yourself become frustrated immediately?  Are your shoulders  instantly stiffening just thinking about the scene and the consequences?  And this was just pretend.  What happens when you are right in the midst of inappropriate behavior? Ponder What Discipline Really Means

Want to add spanking to your sex life?
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Want to add spanking to your sex life?

Spanking is a pretty common desire (on both sides of the ass smacking ;) and it’s a sexy activity with a wide range of approaches. It can be kinky, but it doesn’t have to be. It can be part of power play, but that might not have anything to do with it for you. Or it might be simple about the physical sensations.

10 More Alternatives To Spanking Your Kids [EXPERT]
Spanking is associated with an increased risk of mental disorders in adulthood.
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10 More Alternatives To Spanking Your Kids

A study published in the July issue of the journal Pediatrics discovered a link between adult-onset mental health disorders — including substance abuse and anxiety — and childhood physical punishment — including spanking — thereby begging the question: How should parents discipline their kids?

4 Reasons Why '50 Shades' Is Still So Popular [EXPERT]
Has '50 Shades' steamed up your sex life?
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4 Reasons Why '50 Shades' Is Still So Popular

The "Fifty Shades" books continue to generate buzz. As an expert in dominance and submission, as well as a general sexual enthusiast, I have a few ideas about how the "Fifty Shades" books became so popular and why they won't be losing their steam anytime soon.

Is Spanking Your Kids A Good Idea?
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Is Spanking Your Kids A Good Idea?

Spanking is one of those hot button parenting topics and most people have a strong belief on one side or the other.  When considering discipline methods, I always talk to parents about 1) what are you teaching your child 2) are you modeling the behavior you want your child to emulate and 3) what is the long term impact/consequence of the discipline method you are employing.

10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Spank Your Kids [EXPERT]
Practicing abusive parenting now can have harmful effects on your child's future.
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10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Spank Your Kids

A new study reveals a connection between spanking in childhood and mental health diagnoses later in life. Whether or not you agree with the findings, I'd like to present you with ten reasons spanking is never a good idea.

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