So-called discipline

March 4, 2010

“When a child hits a child, we call it aggression. When a child hits an adult, we call it hostility. When an adult hits an adult, we call it assault. When an adult hits a child, we call it discipline.”Haim G. Ginott

If this is something that I myself can’t reconcile, I don’t see how I could ever possibly expect a child to understand that spanking was acceptable and even beneficial as some say. All of my life I have been told that it’s unacceptable to hit someone to get what I want – but somehow it becomes ok once I am a parent? I just don’t think so.

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