The Salinas Californian recently ran this interview with David Maradei of the Child Abuse Prevention Council, on understanding something that can have a very big influence on a child's likelihood of growing up to commit or suffer from violence:
The difference between healthy discipline and child abuse.
According to David, it's a difference that many parents don't really understand — for example, in his words, "spanking is just another word for hitting."
Read on to learn more.
Thanks to For Our Future's Sonja Koehler for conducting the interview.