Changing Positive Attitudes Toward Spanking


February 5, 2018 by: Kimberly M. Burkhart, PhD
Michele Knox, PhD
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What Do Healthcare Professionals Say About Spanking? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Canadian Pediatric Society (CPS) recommend that physicians encourage positive parenting and disciplining strategies as opposed to physical punishment. The AAP has recommended that pediatricians coach caregivers on how to use nonphysical strategies for responding to hurtful child behavior, such as…

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Kimberly M. Burkhart

Kimberly M. Burkhart, PhD

Kimberly Burkhart, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. She is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Burkhart primarily provides intervention for children/adolescents who have Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and anxiety disorders. She provides behavioral/cognitive-behavioral therapy and parent training in behavior management.

Michele Knox

Michele Knox, PhD