Disciplining Your Child: Is Spanking Ever Okay?

Bob Sege, MD - Guest Bio
segeredoRobert Sege, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP is a practicing pediatrician, Chief of the Division of Family and Child Advocacy and Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect, the Massachusetts Children’s Trust Board, and is a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of Social Policy in Washington DC. Dr. Sege received the AAP’s 2008 Fellow Achievement Award for his work on youth violence prevention. His academic interest is in the prevention of child abuse and youth violence; he has spoken to audiences on these and related topics across the country. Dr. received his BS for Yale, his PhD from MIT, his MD from Harvard Medical School and completed his pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital Boston. Bob lives in the Boston area, where he and his wife Karen have three young adult children.
  • Topic Info:You will have days when it seems impossible to get your child to behave.

    Do time-outs work? Is spanking ever OK?

    As a parent, one of your jobs to teach your child to behave. While this can take time, try not to get frustrated when your child does not behave. Instead, learn effective ways to discipline your child.

    There are ways to ease frustration and avoid unnecessary conflict with your child.

    Listen in as Dr. Bob Sege and Melanie Cole, MS, discuss some of the recent events that have prompted many parents to shake their heads and ask themselves... "How was I disciplined? How will I discipline my child?"
  • Host:Melanie Cole, MS