* * * * Re-blogging this oldy but goody giving my take on the famed mythological parenting adage encouraging us all to teach our kids to be kind and responsible by hitting them. Whether you agree with spanking or not, there’s plenty here to consider. * * * *
I feel a little funny posting about this — like, “surely everyone has figured this out” — but I have seen a number of posts on other peoples’ blogs, lately, about whether or not it is appropriate or preferable to use corporal punishment with children. And I would like to just say a flat out and resounding NOOOOO.
Not to get too uppity about it, but I think that there are so many reasons not to spank our kids and/or use pain to “teach them a lesson” that I am having to weed through the multitude just to formulate a cogent statement about it without writing a volume. So, in no particular order, I am going to give you the “off the top of my head” list of grievances and/or problems I have with corporal punishment.
1. It causes pain. This may barely seem important to most of its proponents —…
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