If there is so much controversy around punishment, why has it lasted for centuries? What about rewards? It turns out rewarding kids is based on the same principles as punishment. Author Gerrit De Moor uses evolutionary theory, history, education, (ortho)pedagogy, philosophy, and anthropology to analyze punishment in parenting. He then introduces sanctioning, a fascinating communication process that aims for connectedness–the origin and goal of human relationships. Sacred Sanction is useful for everyone involved in parenting and teaching children.