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The Liberal government plans to repeal a law that protects parents who include spanking in their disciplinary tool kits, which child advocates say would send a strong message that physical punishment - even when well intentioned - is harmful to children.
originally posted by: ipsedixit
a reply to: Krazysh0t
No, you are overstating it.
Of course parents should discipline their children in appropriate ways. Most often verbal instructions will suffice. Parents should reason with their children when possible, when they will listen to reason. When children won't listen to reason or won't heed parental injunctions delivered verbally, corporal punishment may be necessary. Physical punishment shouldn't be the automatic response to every infraction committed by a child.
originally posted by: tothetenthpower
a reply to: superman2012
Have you ever tried to reason with a 4 year old?
OR a 13 year old who thinks it's okay to call his father a little bitch? That's the sort of thing that deserves a swift slap because that's what happens to you in public when you do that crap.
originally posted by: superman2012
I think hitting these little creatures you made, that love you and look up to you and want nothing more than the same in return, is lazy parenting.
If you can't make yourself be seen as in charge and can't make them listen to you without hitting your kids, you don't deserve to have them.