Spanking and preschoolers

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I don't believe that anyone should ever hit a child or ever spank a preschooler or ever spank anybody at any age. Aside from the fact that there is mountains of research that shows that is an ineffective ways to teach behaviors. It distracts children and it takes them off the subject of the behavior that you are trying to support as an adult. I object to spanking on a moral ground. I am a non-violent person to the core of my being. Spanking is hitting. Just because I am bigger than you, doesn't give me the right to hit you.

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Tom Hobson

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Tom is a preschool teacher, blogger, artist, and author. For the past 10 years, he’s worked for the Woodland Park Cooperative preschools, teaching two to five year olds in Seattle, Washington where he lives with his wife and daughter. His award-winning blog, “Teacher Tom,” has earned him an international following as a leading proponent of a progressive, play-based curriculum and the cooperative model of early childhood education, as well as a fierce advocate for public policies that support the whole child and the teaching of democratic values to even our youngest citizens. His blog, like his classroom, is a place of exploration of the physical, social, political, emotional, and even spiritual world. It’s a place of experimentation, where the adults learn every bit as much as the children.

Tom is the author of A Parent’s Guide To Seattle, a regular speaker on early childhood education, a board member of the Fremont Arts Council, and a founding member of the Superhuggers performance art ensemble.

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