Posts Tagged ‘Child Abuse’

Debunking the Myth of the Bad Child

The notion that children must be controlled, coerced, and hit is a vestigial cultural organ of society; it is unneeded and destructive. Neuropsychology has undermined this lie that children have to be controlled in order to be brought up well, as upstanding and virtuous people. At roughly two years of age, children are growing and developing…

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I was Spanked and I Turned Out OK—or did I?

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Most everyone has heard or used the phrase, “I was spanked and I turned out ok.” This expression represents acceptance of kid hitting. It sits at the heart of American spanking culture and conjures similar phrases like, “My parents spanked me and that is why I spank my kids,” and “if more children were spanked there…

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