i bet my tongue is stronger than yours wanna find out
it’s not that i’m not a “morning person” i love mornings
i’m just not a “waking up person”
I WANT TO DYE MY HAIR BLUE
I WANT A NOSE RING
I WANT A TATTOO
I WANT TO DO THINGS
WITH MY OWN BODY
BUT I CANT
BECAUSE OF SCHOOL
AND ALSO BECAUSE MY MOM
MOSTLY BECAUSE MY MOM
Study after study after study shows that spanking children causes anger, aggression, decreased impulse control, anxiety, lower thresholds for frustration etc etc
You didn’t “turn out just fine” because you were smacked, you turned out “just fine” IN SPITE of it.
I also wouldn’t call someone who thinks violence against children is okay “just fine” but.. Y’know.
And what especially bothers me with spanking is when parents say they do it out of love or hug and kiss their children immediately afterward to “reinforce unconditional love” or whatever bullshit.
I’m looking at this article on “The Biblical Approach to Spanking” (wtf) and it says right here, “Some of the most intimate, touching moments I ever had with my kids were right after exercising discipline.” That is sad sad sad and incredibly disgusting.
When you spank a child (even if you think it won’t be physically permanent) and call it love, when you hit a child then say you love them, you teach the child that it is okay for a person to hurt you, and that it is all a part of true love. And it’s not it’s not it’s not it’s not! And children don’t understand that!
There are dozens of better ways to discipline children besides using your physical power to scare them!