Do You Have the Courage to BREAK the Cycle?

Today’s blog has little if anything to do with the law or legalese.

It has everything to do with asking if you have the courage to break a vicious cycle.

Some of you may have grown up in an environment where your parents would beat or spank you for misbehaving.

If you did something bad enough you would get spanked. 

And spanked hard and often.

If you did grow up in that environment you might believe thats the NORMAL way to deal with your child misbehaving.

That way is to hit your child as a way to discipline him or her.

But as the article below concludes spanking simply does not work.

What Pittsburgh wrongful death, medical malpractice, car accident and criminal defense attorney Bernie Tully wants to emphasize is this:not only does hitting a child not work, it does far more serious damage to the child than that.

What it does is to send a conscious or unconscious message to the child that the way to deal with frustration or anger is with force or hitting.

So what do you think the child is gonna do when he is in the playground and he’s frustrated by how another schoolmate is acting towards him?

Pittsburgh wrongful death, medical malpractice, car accident and criminal defense attorney Bernie Tully thinks the answer is obvious.

He is going to deal with his frustration and anger in that situation in the SAME way that you did: by using force and hitting.

The worst part of all of this is that it has been shown conclusively that hitting your child for misbehaving does not even work in the short term.

In the long-term it leaves a devastating impact on the child.

I have represented parents who have been criminally charged with hitting their children too hard.

Then the whole community knows how you choose to deal with your anger and frustration.

If you get nothing else out of any of my blogs get something out of this one.

Break the cycle of your own upbringing and do it now.

VOW today that you will never again strike your child for any type of misbehavior.

Please do this.
Trust me on this one.
It’s the best thing you could ever do for your child.

Check out the article below from KDKA:

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — When a child misbehaves, parents often discipline them.

Some parents put kids in time out, but others use spanking.

A new study reveals there are no positive outcomes to spanking, only negative. The study analyzed 75 studies over 50 years.

The results were the same. Spanking doesn’t make kids behave better right away, and leads to worse behavior in the future. It also noted that kids who are spanked are more likely to be aggressive and anti-social.

“A child who is more prone to think less of themselves, to be anxious, to be worried about the outside world, you’re not sending a very positive message by spanking,” said Dr. Daniel Shaw, chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh.

Thanks for reading.

Bernie the Attorney.