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Spare the Child: The Religious Roots of Punishment and the Psychological Impact of Physical Abuse Paperback – March 3, 1992
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Greven pursues the connections between violence against children and depression, dissociation and apocalyptic thinking (all of which resonated with me). And he describes many others as well. Learning the beginnings of these problems does not necessarily solve them entirely, but it helps a lot.
Everyone in our society could benefit from reading this book. It provides a powerful argument against an all too common parenting tactic. It sheds light onto how corporal punishment has far-reaching emotional and psychological effects. And perhaps most important of all, it shows a strong connection between the apocalyptic thinking characteristic of evangelical Christians and the corporal punishment so many of them believe crucial to raising children.
Thank you so much Professor Greven for your wonderful contribution. It is thanks to brilliant and courageous scholars like you that the infernal cycle of mutual sundering of our bodies and souls in the name of God and propriety may finally reach its long overdue end. I, for one, can hardly wait.
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I work in Child Protective Services (CPS) and I was aware of the issue of teachers spanking children in their class but i did not know the exact case that brought this issue to the... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Richard Bond
I've experience 90% of the symptoms in this book . I'm in therapy now and hate talking to my relativesPublished on December 30, 2013 by James Langston
I used to have a job as two-year-old teacher at an evangelical church and day care center. The day care workers kept the children strictly controlled by terrorizing them with a... Read morePublished on February 20, 2011 by Bridgette Carpenter
Every parent must decide how they will deal with unwanted behavior in their children. Is the child always right? Then let them do as they please. Read morePublished on January 10, 2009 by Willy Billy
Mr. Greven is very intelligent. He is also very brave. I think this is a must read for every parent. He tells us why it is wrong to hit our children. Read morePublished on March 7, 2006 by Colleen McKinney