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The McKenzie Family

Kasia Norine Karen McKenzie and her daughter sign the pledge to make their home a violence-free zone!

The #NoHittingChallenge is part of Spare the Kids’ mission to help parents find alternative ways to discipline without physical punishment.  Making the change starts with making a committment to change. To learn more about the challenge, please watch our informative video here. If you would like to take the pledge and share your video with us, please send it to info@sparethekids.com. We would love for you to join this movement!

Congratulations, McKenzie Family!

The Browdy Family

Shonta ‘ Browdy and her daughter take a pledge to make their home a violence-free zone!

The #NoHittingChallenge is part of Spare the Kids’ mission to help parents find alternative ways to discipline without physical punishment.  Making the change starts with making a committment to change. To learn more about the challenge, please watch our informative video here. If you would like to take the pledge and share your video with us, please send it to info@sparethekids.com. We would love for you to join this movement!

Congratulations, Browdy Family!

The Glisson Family

Tiffany Glisson and her son sign a pledge to make their home a violence-free zone!

The #NoHittingChallenge is part of Spare the Kids’ mission to help parents find alternative ways to discipline without physical punishment.  Making the change starts with making a committment to change. To learn more about the challenge, please watch our informative video here. If you would like to take the pledge and share your video with us, please send it to info@sparethekids.com. We would love for you to join this movement!

Congratulations, Glisson Family!

The Marant Family

Leslie Marant and her children sign a pledge to make their home a violence-free zone!

The #NoHittingChallenge is part of Spare the Kids’ mission to help parents find alternative ways to discipline without physical punishment.  Making the change starts with making a committment to change. To learn more about the challenge, please watch our informative video here. If you would like to take the pledge and share your video with us, please send it to info@sparethekids.com. We would love for you to join this movement!

Congratulations, Marant Family!

 

Facebook Live Reading & Discussion

3/21/2017

Dr. Stacey Patton reads from her new book, Spare the Kids: Why Whupping Children Won’t Save Black America and engages her audience with a Q & A discussion on Facebook live.

The Lasuncet Family

Dawnnesha Lasuncet and her children sign a pledge to make their home a violence-free zone!

The #NoHittingChallenge is part of Spare the Kids’ mission to help parents find alternative ways to discipline without physical punishment.  Making the change starts with making a committment to change. If you would like to take the pledge and share your video with us, please send it to info@sparethekids.com. We would love for you to join this movement!

Congratulations, Lasuncet family!

 

The Reid Family

Alicia Reid and her son sign a pledge to make their home a violence-free zone!

The #NoHittingChallenge is part of Spare the Kids’ mission to help parents find alternative ways to discipline without physical punishment.  Making the change starts with making a committment to change. If you would like to take the pledge and share your video with us, please send it to info@sparethekids.com. We would love for you to join this movement!

Congratulations, Reid Family!

The Adison Family

Donnie Adison and her son sign a pledge to make their home a no-hitting zone! Just look at the sparkling pride in that dear boy’s eyes!

The #NoHittingChallenge is part of Spare the Kids’ mission to help parents find alternative ways to discipline without physical punishment.  Making the change starts with making a committment to change. If you would like to take the pledge and share your video with us, please send it to info@sparethekids.com. We would love for you to join this movement!

Congratulations, Adison family!

The Malohifo’ou Family

Mark and Michael Malohifo’ou are our first participants to sign a pledge to not hit their son. “We don’t hit!” the Malohifo’ou family declares.  Upon completing the pledge, watch how their adorable son celebrates.

The #NoHittingChallenge is part of Spare the Kids’ mission to help parents find alternative ways to discipline without physical punishment.  Making the change starts with making a committment to change.

Congratulations Malohifo’ou Family!!!

The Parent-to-Prison Pipeline

Research shows that black parents are more than twice as likely as white and Latino parents to use corporal punishment on a regular basis, and they are far less likely to never spank their children.  But while hitting children is prevalent in black communities, contrary to popular belief, it is not an intrinsic cultural tradition to which members of the child welfare professionals should capitulate for the sake of demonstrating cultural competency. Black parents have legitimate fears about the safety of their children, and an overwhelming majority believe physical discipline is necessary to keep black children out of the streets, out of prison, or out of cops’ line of vision. Black parents who hit their children not only risk catching the attention of child protective services which are over-concentrated in communities of color, but also having their children placed in foster care, which is a pipeline to the juvenile justice system and other types of traps that disproportionately impact black youth.  This workshop is designed to educate professionals, parents, clergy, law enforcement officials and advocates about the rise of mass incarceration and its impact on communities of color and their parenting practices.  The audience will explore strategies that parents can protect, care for, and love black children in ways that don’t help facilitate the flow of our young people through racist systems, but supports healthy development and success later in life.

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