You might say, "Well, I laid hands on my son, too! I gave him a spank on the backside." But just remember, for every one spank on the backside, give him five hugs on the front side. For every spank on the backside, hold his cheeks between your loving hands and give him five kisses on the forehead.
Five to one. That's what the researchers say. And I'll bet you that the hugs and kisses do more for him than the spanks.
So why not make the rest of the day a little better? Give your kid a hug — no, let's make that five hugs — today!
A voice from heaven said, "You are my own dear Son, and I am pleased with you." (Luke 3:22 CEV)