The author clearly presents the issue of spanking in a clear manner and presents alternative ways of discipline.# Written in an easy-to-read style so families can read and learn together. Statistics show that the most violent institution in America today is not the federal prison system. It is the family! the chances of getting assaulted and injured by someone else in your lifetime are greater in your family by far than in any other group of people you are likely to be around. Why is the family so violent? According to the authors, one of the main reasons is our belief as a society that physical punishment is acceptable. and it all starts with the belief that spanking is good for our children. In this insightful, well-researched book, Dr. Marshall reveals:# Hitting a child causes more behavioral problems than it solves# Spanking has been found to increase aggression in children# Cases of poor self-image and depression have been traced to childhood corporal punishment# Repetition of one's own childhood experience is a poor substitute for informed parenting. Parents who explore this book will be amply rewarded as they learn alternatives to spanking.