I have screen caps of this hot mess by Lori Alexander of The Transformed Wife posted earlier today. Right now, the first time I could get online again since Monday morning, some are reporting she’s deleted parts of this, or taken it down all together.
It should be taken down. There is nothing redeeming, graceful, merciful, or any other positive thing about physically harming your children for any reason. Spanking children is abuse, and it’s banned in many countries. The American Academy of Pediatrics bans it because of the evidence it increases aggression and has many negative social, mental and physical health consequences.
This is what Lori is promoting, abusing children. This is child abuse, not discipline, no matter what she claims.
“There are too many children who are being left to themselves. Their parents aren’t disciplining, nor are they training their children. They have fallen for the “gentle parenting” movement. They refuse to say “no” to their children or tell them what they should do. They want them to have a “free spirit” so when they are biting, hitting, and pulling out other children’s hair, their response is, “They’ll grow out of it.” This is testing God. This is playing Russian roulette with their children. This is disobeying God’s clear instructions in His Word. They are raising rebellious children. Part of loving your children, women, is disciplining and training them.”
You’ve heard the old saying ‘Pictures or it didn’t happen’? This applies to her words. We need links, facts, figures, stories, statistics, not Lori’s usual assumptions about everyone else with nothing to back it up.
““Can you legally spank your child? The short answer is yes. In all 50 states and the District of Columbia, you are not forbidden by law to use corporal punishment on your child as long as the form of punishment is reasonable and does not cause injury.”
Is God a gentle parent? “For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth” (Hebrews 12:6). I already defined chasten for you. What about scourge? “To punish with severity; to chastise; to afflict for sins or faults, and with the purpose of correction.” He disciplines us for our good and because He loves us. Do likewise for your children. Train them up in the way they should go.”
Better to concentrate on why your child is misbehaving, and deal with the underlying issue that to attempt to beat them for every perceived slight. The problem with spanking is the not causing injury. Abuse is more than bruises and welts, it’s hateful words, it’s a cold haughty attitude of a parent, it’s a mother and father that spank a child for over four hours, like Lori has bragged about doing plenty of times.
Please do not spank or hit your child. It’s too easy to permanently harm not only their bodies, but their souls, spirits, social, emotion lives too. Lori, you are a monster for insisting on this!
Still having internet issues here. Kolbi has been out repeatedly and will continue to try and figure out why we don’t have internet. Sadly we are battling against the dreaded Tico Time at the same time, the tendency of the locals to take their sweet time in doing anything.
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