Science and Spanking

So, there have been some new studies lately regarding spanking. While I realize that many Christians don’t give a fig what the scientists say, many do and I thought it might be helpful to link to some articles about these studies.

Here is an article from Scientific American.

Here is an article from IFL Science.

I also have a nice article from Psychology Today which looks at child development and explains that many of kids’ so-called “naughty” behaviors are developmental and human.

Is it good parenting to let a baby cry?

It is always so sad to see letting a little baby cry be associated with doing what’s best for the child. Science proves otherwise and so does the Bible. I do not see anywhere in the Bible where it teaches that it is good to let a baby cry. On the contrary, God associates Himself with loving arms and full breasts meeting a baby’s needs.

Here are some of my other posts about Crying It Out.

Should A Christian Let A Baby “Cry It Out?”

Elrena Evans looks at Crying It Out from a Christian Point of View in Christianity Today.  This is not a new article, but I just found it.  It is a response to an article in Psychology Today called, Dangers of Crying It Out by Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D.