Prohibited Actions

Children shall not be subjected to any form of corporal or unusual punishment, including isolation, rough handling, shoving, hair pulling, ear pulling, shaking, slapping, grabbing, kicking, biting, pinching, hitting, or spanking.


No child should be subjected to any form of emotional abuse, including name calling, ostracism, shaming, derogatory remarks about the child, family or particular family member, language that threatens, humiliates, or frightens the child.


Toileting habits, or lack of, should not be a reason for punishment.


The withholding of food, clothing, or medical care should never be used as punishment.


No mechanical restraints of any kind should ever be used on a child. 
If you need help with your child(ren), seek outside help from a minister or professional counselor.