Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:48:27 GMT
(WMC) - Collierville police say two robberies nearly a month apart may be linked. Reportedly, the two incidents both involve beauty professionals who work near the Winchester corridor of southeast Memphis. TheMore >>
Collierville police say two robberies nearly a month apart may be linked. Reportedly, the two incidents both involve beauty professionals who work near the Winchester corridor of southeast Memphis.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:47:14 GMT
(WMC) - The groundbreaking ceremony for a new hotel, named The Guest House at Elvis' longtime home Graceland, is set for August 14. The Guest House is said to include 450 rooms, meeting and special eventsMore >>
The groundbreaking ceremony for a new hotel, named The Guest House at Elvis' longtime home Graceland, is set for August 14.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:46:06 GMT
(WMC) - Two people were sent to the hospital in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle Tuesday night. Police are investigating, and the driver remained in the area of the incident at HillviewMore >>
Two people were sent to the hospital in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle Tuesday night.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:26:30 GMT
An 11-year old diabetic girl and her service dog 'Major' are back together again after Major was essentially stolen.More >>
An 11-year old diabetic girl and her service dog Major are back together again after Major was essentially stolen.More >>
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -
It's a trend that has landed some parents in hot water, punishing the child, recording the act and putting it online for the world to see. It's called public shaming, a type of discipline that experts say could leave some long term effects.
Public shaming has become the 'new norm' for some families. The post usually go viral and are either applauded or shunned by a cyber audience. Some parents say they do it to teach the child a lesson or simply to embarrass them for wrongdoing. Psychologist disagree, saying the approach could do more harm than good.
KSLA News 12 showed family psychologist Dr. Bruce McCormick videos that were posted online by parents disciplining their children, he was shocked at what he saw.
"I think the motivation of parents is understandable, they want to do a good job of setting limits on the children's behavior and responding in a way that really works," says McCormick, "But the notion of shaming in general and certainly shaming in social media is very ill considered."
Dr. McCormick says parents use a shaming technique like those we see on social media leave a painful memory that would last a lifetime. The approach could even come under the criteria of psychological child abuse.
"We all want to do a good job of parenting our children and it's very tempting to go for a very abrupt quick fix but problems that are serious enough to warrant a reaction that strong are not the kind of problems that you make go away just by being meaner, bigger and rougher than your child, says McCormick."
So could this behavior lead to the child being removed from the home? We spoke with the Department of Children and Family Services, they told KSLA News 12:
"In this case, we would consider whether the event crossed the line from discipline to emotional maltreatment or physical abuse. If that's the case, we would work to improve their parenting skills and find better ways to discipline the child."
Dr. McCormick says either way public shaming could ultimately damage the child's life.
"It is very likely to seriously erode and maybe even permanently long term impair the relationship between the child and the parent."
Dr. McCormick says public shaming has as much to do with the parent as it does with the child. If you feel it is your only option, he says you should reach out to a counselor to find a better solution.
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Friday, July 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:19:10 GMT
(WMC) – A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. As a result, the following 12 people were arrested: Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tenn., charged with procuring prostitutionMore >>
A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. Twelve people were arrested.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:31:11 GMT
The Neshoba County fair began Monday, offering attendees hay rides, food and fun. "I grew up with the fair, I was about a week old when I came to my first one," said Dan Jordan, an attendee. JordanMore >>
The Neshoba County fair began Monday, offering attendees hay rides, food and fun.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:08:54 GMT
(WMC) - Maurice Brown Sr., who is accused of murdering his 3-year-old son, will stand trial beginning at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. Maurice Brown Jr. was reported missing on July 1, 2012. His fatherMore >>
The trial for Maurice Brown Sr., who is accused of murdering his 3-year-old son, began Tuesday morning in Memphis. More >>