The only person you can legally hit in the United States is a child.
Hit your partner, and you’ll be arrested for domestic violence. Hit another adult, and you’ll be arrested for assault. But hit a 4-year-old, and you can call yourself a “loving father.” That’s completely screwed up.
It should be against the law for a fully grown adult to slap, hit, spank, punch, switch, whoop, whip, paddle, kick or belt a defenseless child in the name of discipline. But it is legal, and new research in the Journal of Family Psychology suggests that the average 4-year-old is hit 936 times a year.
If study after study conclusively proves that hitting your kids doesn’t work as a disciplinary method, and worse, it has long-term damaging impact to their psychology and makes your kids more aggressive, why do we as a society allow it?"
Dear me, when did we turn into such pussies.
Seriously? Discipline is child abuse? Discipline is what molds children into people who respect elders. Discipline is a precaution to prevent things that are far worse from happening. Discipline is involved with good parenting.
Don’t give me this sappy bullshit. You’re telling me that my parents abused me when I was a child? You’re telling me that they didn’t love me enough to not abuse me? Fuck you. I know my parents love me more than anything in the world and I know that I deserved the discipline I received. I know that ever spank, every pinch, every belt, was for my own good.
I would much rather pinch my child’s hand before he/she touched a hot kitchen stove than risk my child getting a serious burn.
I understand that many parents abuse their children unnecessarily, but I also know for a fact that discipline can also be an act of love. So shut up about this “child abuse” bullshit. I wasn’t abused. I was disciplined.(via waddlebuff)