"Thank you so much for your clear, true, brave and convincing booklet. It should be offered free to every parent immediately after the birth of EACH of their children."
— Alice Miller, psychotherapist and internationally renowned author of (among other books) the best-selling For Your Own Good: Hidden cruelty in child-rearing and the roots of violence.
"This is the most articulately written argument against spanking I have ever seen. If every pediatrician in this country gives this booklet to their patients' parents on the first visit and recommends a short discussion on the second visit, we will have a reduction in child abuse."
— Katharine Bensinger, M.S., LCPC, Program Director, Parenting Education Program, Community Counseling Centers of Chicago.
"'Plain Talk' is my #1 tool in helping parents make the decision to stop spanking. I can't tell you how many have come in after reading it and said, 'I'll never spank my child (children) again!'"
— Janis Christenson, Ph.D, Clinical Psychologist, Nashville, Tennessee.
"I want to let you know how much I appreciate 'Plain Talk About Spanking.' In my job as the Early Childhood Specialist in our child-serving community mental health agency, I find it particularly important to have adults make conscious choices about the best way to provide guidance for children. Your booklet is offered to those attending my speaking engagements, enrolled in our parenting classes, and professionals who have contact with me."
— Lynn McCasland, Early Childhood Specialist, Family Resource Centers, Findlay, Ohio.
"I have made 'Plain Talk About Spanking' required reading for my parenting classes at the University of Hawaii and for parents at our Family Education Training Center. Thank you for helping me teach that discipline and spanking are not the same. As an Adlerian family counselor, your booklet is congruent with my professional and personal beliefs. Both of my now grown children were successfully parented without ever being spanked."
— James A. Deutch, DSW, LCSW. Lecturer, Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Hawaii. Past President, Family Education Centers of Hawaii.