George W. Holden

KDAF: Dallas Parents Recorded Spanking Kids

spank.jpgKDAF reporter Giselle Phelps covered the corporal punishment research of SMU psychologist George W. Holden, a professor in the SMU Psychology Department, and Paul Williamson, an SMU doctoral student in psychology.

The research provides a unique real-time look at spanking in a way that’s never before been studied. In a study of 37 families, mothers voluntarily recorded their evening interactions with their young children over the course of six days, including incidents of corporal punishment, said Holden.

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ABC News: Parents Caught Spanking Children on Audiotape Real Time

spank.jpgGood Morning America, CBS News and Dallas Observer and other outlets have covered the corporal punishment research of SMU psychologist George W. Holden, a professor in the SMU Psychology Department, and Paul Williamson, an SMU doctoral student in psychology.

The research provides a unique real-time look at spanking in a way that’s never before been studied. In a study of 37 families, mothers voluntarily recorded their evening interactions with their young children over the course of six days, including incidents of corporal punishment, said Holden.
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babble.com: Do Most Parents Spank or Hit Their Kids?

5801866456_4132db6396-300x202.jpgThe AOL Lifestyle news magazine Parentdish, in addition to babble.com and The Washington Post have all covered the corporal punishment research of SMU psychologist George W. Holden, a professor in the SMU Psychology Department, and Paul Williamson, an SMU doctoral student in psychology.

The research provides a unique real-time look at spanking in a way that’s never before been studied. In a study of 37 families, mothers voluntarily recorded their evening interactions with their young children over the course of six days, including incidents of corporal punishment, said Holden.
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Time: The First Real-Time Study of Parents Spanking Their Kids

spank.jpgTime.com covered the corporal punishment research of SMU psychologist George W. Holden, a professor in the SMU Psychology Department, and Paul Williamson, an SMU doctoral student in psychology.

The online magazine’s family and parenting reporter, Bonnie Rochman, interviewed Holden for her June 28 “Healthland” column. Continue reading

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Corporal punishment: Mothers’ self-recorded audio gives unique real-time view of spanking

boy%2C-tear%2C-illus-only-150x120.jpgMothers’ self-recorded audio gives SMU Psychology Department researchers a unique real-time look at spanking in a way that’s never before been studied.

In a study of 37 families, mothers voluntarily recorded their evening interactions with their young children over the course of six days, including incidents of corporal punishment, in what’s believed to be the first study of its kind, said SMU psychologist George W. Holden. Continue reading

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DMN: Why Texas should ban corporal punishment in schools

Sad%20boy%20220x165.jpgThe Dallas Morning News invited SMU Psychology Professor and parenting expert George Holden to participate in its opinion page face-off on corporal punishment. Holden, an advocate of positive parenting strategies, is opposed to corporal punishment in either the home or at school.

His opinion piece “Why Texas should ban corporal punishment in schools” appeared in the May 29, 2011, edition of The Dallas Morning News. Continue reading

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Dallas Morning News: ‘Meta-parenting’ helps you give better guidance

Baby%20swimming%2C%20150x120.jpgSMU Psychology Professor George W. Holden has developed a new parenting theory that bridges the long-standing conflict between the nature vs. nurture models of child development. Called “meta-parenting, Holden’s model says the outcome is a factor of nature, nurture — and parental guidance shaped by a child’s own strengths.

Dallas Morning News reporter Tyra Damm interviewed Holden about his theory.
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New child development theory bridges nature vs. nurture; parental guidance shapes child’s strengths

Baby%20swimming%2C%20150x120.jpgSMU Psychology Professor George W. Holden has developed a new theory that bridges the long-standing conflict between the nature vs. nurture models of child development.

Holden’s model says the outcome is a factor of nature, nurture — and parental guidance shaped by a child’s own strengths.
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