Cal State San Bernardino professor of human development Laura Kamptner will talk about alternatives to spanking and positive child guidance techniques on Tuesday, Oct.8, from 6-7 p.m., at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus.
Spanking, a form of discipline used by many parents, has long been the focus of debate on whether it is a useful and constructive method to raise children.
“Many parents aren’t aware of normal developmental milestones and often have unrealistic expectations of child/teen,” says Kamptner. “Also, most parents mistakenly think that punishments are the best way to change a child’s behavior.”
Kamptner explains that parents often turn to spanking when a child misbehaves, but parents should communicate with their kids instead.
The lecture will introduce some of the alternatives to spanking, such as the “when-then” method.
Kamptner is co-director of Project CUIDAR, director of Parental Intervention Project and a coordinator at the parenting center of the CSUSB Institute of Child Development and Family Relations. She has specialized for 40 years in parenting and long-term consequences of attachment security.
The lecture will take place in the campus’s Oliphant Auditorium. The CSUSB Palm Desert Campus is located at 37-500 Cook St. Admission is free and parking is paid by CSUSB.
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