unwanted behaviors.But spanking, like yelling, is a punitive reaction that happens when a parent feels out of control. Research has shown that spanking causes long-term damage for all children.
It is particularly damaging for kids with ADHD, because you can’t spank ADHD out of a child.When we are upset, our brains shift into “flight or fight” mode.
This leads us to react angrily instead of responding thoughtfully. Hal Runkel, LMFT, author of Scream Free Parenting (#CommissionsEarned), explains that when a parent loses control emotionally, the message they are sending to their child is this: Calm me down!Children with ADHD already feel out of control much of the time.