Baby-whipping books,
Message to PTAVE List from Susan Lawrence
March 27, 2006

Dear Friends,

I think it's time to complain to Amazon about selling baby-whipping books! Barnes & Noble had the decency to stop selling 4 of them, let's ask Amazon to do the same!

Please write your comments in this box (scroll to bottom of page):

Here is a sample letter:

Dear Amazon,

Please stop selling the following books that recommend whipping infants under 1 year of age:

1) "To Train Up a Child" by Michael & Debi Pearl p.9 Whipping infants starting at 4 months old with sticks and pipes on their bare skin. A mother beat her children and killed her son after following the Pearl's baby-whipping advice

2) "Child Training Tips" by Reb Bradley p.133 Beating a baby 1 year old or younger with a "rod".

3) "What the Bible Says about Child Training" by Richard Fugate p.173-4 This book says some children "require enough strokes to receive stripes or even welts" and parents should not be concerned about bruising their child. p.177 Fugate recommends whipping babies on their bare skin as soon as they can crawl, with a "balloon stick, willow or peach tree branch, blackboard pointer, or 1/8" dowel rod."

4) "Shepherding a Child's Heart" by Ted Tripp p.154 Tripp says 8 months old is old enough for a baby to be beaten with a "rod" on their bare skin.

These books recommend blatant child abuse. Until you stop selling them, I will no longer buy items at Amazon.

Sincerely, (your name)

Thank you everyone!! You can also call Amazon at 1-(800)-201-7575.

Here is a British website boycotting Amazon:

Susan Lawrence

"The most positive social changes around the world have followed mass improvements in the way children are treated." Robin Grille, author of Parenting for a Peaceful World

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