How to refrain from using physical force with your child

Denene Millner, Bestselling Author & Founder of MyBrownBaby, shares advice for parents on how to keep from using physical force as discipline for your child
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How to refrain from using physical force with your child

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I’m a firm believer that there’s never any reason whatsoever to use physical force against a child to get them to do what you want them to do. At the end of the day, I’m the adult. I think I’m smarter than a 9-year-old. I can get a 9-year-old to do what I need her to do without putting all of this on this little bit of a person. You know, if you struck a person out on the street like some parents do their children, you would be brought up on charges. You would be brought up on charges and put into prison for hitting people in that kind of manner. So to turn around in the confines of your home and put your hand on your child just seems like, you know, something that I just can’t get behind ever. I just feel like there are other ways that you can discipline your child. Go to google. Get a book. Say a prayer. Ask a friend. Phone a friend. Do what you have to do to make sure that you understand that you are the adult here and there are other ways to get your child to do what you need your child to do.

Denene Millner, Bestselling Author & Founder of MyBrownBaby, shares advice for parents on how to keep from using physical force as discipline for your child

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Denene Millner

Author & Founder of MyBrownBaby.com

New York Times best-selling author Denene Millner is a hotly sought after award-winning journalist whose insightful and captivating pieces have secured her foothold in the entertainment, parenting and book publishing industries. Millner spent the last decade working as a columnist, contributing editor and blogger for Parenting, a national magazine for which she provided witty, engaging, mom-to-mom advice on ethics and etiquette in everything from childrearing and marriage to work and friendship. Currently, she also is the founder and editor of MyBrownBaby.com, a critically acclaimed, award-winning blog that examines parenting and motherhood through the multi-cultural experience. Millner frequently contributes as an entertainment writer for Essence, the most well-read and respected magazine for African American women, and has written for a plethora of national publications and prestigious websites, including Parenting, HealthEbony, JetHeart & SoulReal Health, Money, iVillage, Parenting.com, TodayMoms, and The Root, among others. Her extensive television experience includes regular appearances on the The Today Show, CBS Early ShowThe Nate Berkus Show, HLN, CNN, MSNBC, VH1, and the Rachel Ray show. Millner also is the author of 21 books. The former political reporter and entertainment journalist lives in the Atlanta area with her husband and their two daughters.

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