Press Releases

megaphoneThe American College of Pediatricians periodically releases statements that relate to current issues affecting the lives of children and their families. To read a press release, click on the title of any of the following listed in chronological order.

Pediatricians Respond to and Challenge Psychology Today

The American College of Pediatricians is a professional organization confident in the science we present and in the traditional ethics we uphold. Although we are concerned with many issues confronting children today, we are typically challenged for being critical of affirming youth as LGBT. Ultimately, labels such as “hate group”, “miniscule”, “right wing” and others […]

Consenting to Sex Change Easier than Crossing Street

Recently the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published an excerpt, in their AAP Daily Briefing, from a study in the April Journal of Experimental Psychology. The study reported that children under the age of 14 are not cognitively capable of crossing a busy street “because children lack the perceptual judgment and physical skills needed to […]

Parents Need ALL Effective Methods of Discipline

Child discipline (or training) is essential to healthy child development.  Parents need effective methods to discipline their young children, and research shows that appropriately applied disciplinary spanking can be one of them. Recent studies, however, claim that all disciplinary spanking is harmful to children. This research has been used to ban disciplinary spanking in many countries, […]

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