Far be it from me –

Children Speak About How Spanking Feels To Them

on January 30, 2014


There has been much swirling debate in social media about spanking…whether or not it is okay to do it, if it makes good parenting sense, if good parents do it…and today I learned that there are get-along shirts that encapsulate upset and arguing or fighting children into a large shirt against their will as punishment.

It is truly difficult to take care of children, and many of us fall back on the parenting strategies we learned from our parents….even when or if that feels very wrong to us….because we are frustrated, have run out of ideas and we go for what we know from embedded memory.

This is an international question. As early as the 1920’s the international
http://www.un-documents.net/gdrc1924.htm community  saw a need to address the treatment of children all over the world.

The UN Rights of the Child (full text here)


was born because people understood children…

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