Learning Why “WE MUST STOP HITTING CHILDREN” Just Got Easier!

The Center for the Improvement of Child Caring (CICC) is herein republishing its authoritative series of articles on why “WE MUST STOP HITTING CHILDREN”. This version has been created to make it easier to keep your place when you go from one article to another.

These important articles are intended for both parents and for anyone who works with parents, including teachers, principals, counselors, therapists, doctors and nurses.

The brilliant contemporary celebrity, Louis CK, has a fine perspective on this issue. Click on his picture to appreciate his wisdom…

Louis C K on Hitting is Crazy

The series is written by CICC’s Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Kerby T. Alvy, a nationally respected authority on parenting and author of numerous books and programs on effective parenting and parenting education. He has an important Call to Action at the bottom of this announcement.

Click on the title to read each article of the series

Part 1 Children Are People Too

Part 2 Definition of Physical Punishment

Part 3 Hitting Children Is Very Common

Part 4 Approval of Hitting Is Declining

Part 5 Hitting Is Used For A Variety Of Reasons

Part 6 Are Physically Punished Children Better Behaved?

Part 7 Do State Laws Define Allowable Vs. Prohibited Physical Punishment?

PART 8 Human Rights Considerations

Part 9 Countries Who Have Outlawed Hitting Children

Part 10 Conclusions and What to Do Instead of Hitting Children


“The information in this series of articles has the potential to prevent the abuse of children. That goal is so very important to our communities and nation. Thus, we strongly encourage you to share this series with your family members, friends and colleagues.

To make it easy for you to do this, here is a “Tiny url” address to this announcement:


Now you can copy and paste this address into an email or share on social media.

By sharing this announcement, you are doing something wonderful for the children of this world.

Thank you in advance for your kindness, Dr. Kerby T. Alvy”

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