What Parents Can Do

Does your school district use Corporal Punishment? Here are some things you can do:


Sample Letter to My Child's Teacher

Dear ______, Our family does not believe that school children should be disciplined by paddling. We believe that it sends children the message that hitting people is a way to solve problems.

We know that our child will make mistakes. When that happens, we hope you will help our child learn what is appropriate behavior and how to act more appropriately in the future. If you are having problems with our child, please contact me/us and I/we will make every effort to come to school to help you. Do not paddle our child. Sincerely, ______ Name Address Telephone Date cc:superintendent principal

Tennesseans for Nonviolent School Disicpline www.forkidsake.org