My husband has always said, “I cannot think of one thing my child would do that would be so bad that I would ever hit them. I’m a grown man, they are a child.” He also will typically go on to state, if I ever did spank them, it would be out of anger and that is simply wrong and selfish.
Any discussion he has with parents that spank- he asks them: “Tell me one good thing that results from spanking your child that talking to them [or disciplining other ways] couldn’t result in?”
He is typically met with no response. I think he sometimes hears, “It never hurt me any” or “It stops them” sometimes. No, really, I would stop if I was hit too. Great response.
“Thirty-two countries prohibit physical punishment of children by parents or caregivers, but the practice is allowed in the United States and Canada. The American Academy of…
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