“For your own good”: The insidiousness of spanking

This is part of a series in which I am re-posting a number of posts I've written in the past on issues involving parenting and Michael and Debi Pearl. I think these posts may be of interest to new readers, and if you're a reader who has been around with me since the beginning, they may be worth a re-read. This post was originally published here.   “I’m doing this for your own good.” “Believe it or not, this hurts me more than it hurts you.” “Someday you’ll thank me for this.”It st … [Read more...]

“For your own good”: The insidiousness of spanking

"I'm doing this for your own good.""Believe it or not, this hurts me more than it hurts you.""Someday you'll thank me for this."It strikes me that Michael Pearl and others like him - even James Dobson - create a situation in which parents feel that if they love their children, they must hit them, whether they want to or not. For Pearl, Dobson, and others like them, it's the parents who don't hit their children who are unloving.Michael Pearl says that if you do not hit your … [Read more...]


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