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Pope Francis: Spanking With 'Dignity' Is Okay

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Woah -- did the Pope just condone spanking? During his weekly general audience meeting this Wednesday, Pope Francis discussed the responsibilities of fatherhood. He brought up something a father once told him: “At times I have to smack my children a bit, but never in the face so as not to humiliate them.” “How beautiful,” said Francis.... Read more

How Spanking Makes You the Bully

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This is the third of a five part guest blog series by Susan Patton, a.k.a. “The Princeton Mom,” who found fame (and a recent TIME 100 nomination) from her controversial views on marriage in her book, Marry Smart. While you may not always agree with her, you’ll definitely want to hear her (often surprising!) stance on... Read more