When is it okay to spank your child, to slap their hand, to pull their hair, or to beat them with a stick? According to Adrian Peterson, and millions of others, these actions are okay if your child pushes down another child, or misbehaves.
This topic angers me! It is NEVER okay to inflict pain on a child. PERIOD! Spankings are not okay. I don’t care what a child does…there are other, more effective remedies.
Adrian Peterson said he got flogged as a child. So what! That doesn’t make it okay. Now look at him. He’s flogging his child…and could end up in prison for it.
VIOLENCE IS NEVER THE ANSWER
For all you parents out there, DO NOT hit your child. How could you? How could you hit someone you love sooo much?
Instead, show patience, love, and understanding as you impose effective, non-violent discipline.
Take the time to study Early Childhood Development. Take the time to learn effective non-violent discipline measures. Isn’t your child worth it?
PS – Do you believe hitting is an appropriate form of discipline? Lets talk about it. Comments anyone?