Zip Code:
  
Provider Type:
Provider:
        Listings:
          SHOW

          Spanking Scandals

          May 16, 2008

          Is physical punishment a necessary form of discipline or child abuse? Find out where Dr. Phil stands on the corporal punishment debate.

           

          Mother on the Edge

          Monica says her five children bite, kick and talk back, and she often resorts to beatings with a belt. Her husband, Marshall, says Monica disciplines in anger and admits that he also hits their children out of frustration.

          Can renowned pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears help the frazzled mom?


          Extreme Paddling?

          Elizabeth sent her 12-year-old son, Joey, to a school with a corporal punishment policy and was shocked when he came home with what she says were severe bruises. She says Joey’s beating was so severe she had to pull him out of school, and now she fears he won’t ever go back.

          Did Joey’s beating cross the line?


          To Spank or Not to Spank?

          Keila is a teacher who believes in corporal punishment and has even paddled a few students herself. Peggy is an anti-spanking advocate who says states that allow spanking also have the highest number of incarcerations and school drop-outs.

          “It’s wrong to hit children with wooden boards.”


          Preemie Punishment?

          Jessica’s son was born prematurely, and now that he’s 3-and-1/2-half-years old, he gets away with murder! She says the toddler laughs in her face when she spanks him, and she wants him to take his punishment seriously.

          Can she get her tot to shape up without spanking him?

           

           
           

          Tell Us Your Story

          Be on the Show! Text “PHIL” to 88500
          Be on the Show

          Know A Police Officer Making A Difference?

          Do you know a police officer or department that is making a real difference in their community?

          Be on the Show

          “I Look Older Than I Am”

          Are you developing wrinkles and fine lines that don’t match your young spirit?

          Be on the Show

          Is Anger Ruining Your Life?

          Are you being verbally and emotionally abused daily by a spouse or family member?

          Help & Resources

          Find Treatment Centers and Therapists!

          Check out the mental health treatment programs that have assisted Dr. Phil guests.

          Feeding America

          Learn how you can help feed a child this summer.

          Be on the Show

          Have a Story Dr. Phil Won’t Believe?

          Want to appear on Dr. Phil? Text PHIL to 88500