Thursday, February 2, 2012

To this day, I am still shocked when I hear someone say, "Of course I'm going to spank my children. My daddy beat me, and I turned out just fine." While this is disturbing enough by itself, what troubles me most is the idea that I am expected to respect this opinion under the auspice of parental sovereignty over their children.

It is never acceptable to strike a child. Those who still hold the "it was done to me" attitude serve as a perfect example of what happens when we value the traditions and behaviors of our ancestors above our modern understanding of psychology.

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