Spanking your child. If you do, you’re a douchebag.
But I get that some people are going to feel all kinds of ways about it, so here are some of the most common piss poor excuses and my take on it.
1. I got spanked and I turned out fine!
No MF, if you think inflicting physical hurt on a smaller human being is ok, then you are most decidedly NOT fine.
What you are is confused, a bully and a child abuser. Get a therapist and cry it out on a couch.
2. Children today are disrespectful and need spanking.
So by the flawless logic of that statement, respect is beat into children. Wow.
My entire life is a lie. 😩
You see, I always thought respect was earned.
Excuse me while I go beat the respect into my boss and colleagues.
3. I don’t need to talk to my children, but they must listen!
Ok. First off you’re a vile human being and I hope your reproductive bits shrivel up and blow away. 😑
Secondly, we’re meant to be raising human beings who listen with empathy, treat people with respect and hopefully create a better world than the one we currently have.
If parents don’t model the desired behavior, children are only going to repeat the behavior they see in their home. Children learn what they live.
So, if you’re looking to raise an ignoramus, carry on!
But my kid probably won’t hire yours. 😌
4. All these scientists don’t know bull crap because they don’t even have children of their own!
So show me the research and studies that prove beating the spit out of your kid on a regular basis is good for the kid.
Don’t have none? Yaaaa…😏
I’d rather lean toward an educated, informed style of parenting than the kind formed through personal trauma and generational anecdotes.
5. Each family/ child is different
Strangely enough, they’re not.
Show me a child that doesn’t need love, caring and a safe, unthreatening environment. Show me a child who doesn’t respond to hugs and kisses or positive affirmations.
Sure, there are kids who are challenging. Sure there are kids that make you wish the plague on them. But, but,BUT… you’re an adult and the result of millions of years of evolution. You should know better.
I’m no failure. Are you?
Until next I blog,