I love it when people post comments because they end up helping me think more on a topic I’ve posted about. I only scratched the surface in my last post on Quiverfull and I consider that one as providing the background and context for future discussions of Quiverfull. Or to put it simply: Part One. … Continue reading Quiverfull and Motherhood
Many are probably already aware of the Pope’s remarks last week about a father who disciplined his children. However, everyone has assumed that he supports spanking. Nowhere does the Pope mention spanking. He does mention that the father said he smacked his children but not in the face. I have yet to read in any … Continue reading Discipline and Spanking
Apparently the post on “Why we hit our kids” was popular. It was also, apparently, an invitation for some less than stellar elements to come out of the woodwork, so to speak. Due to the type of comments I received on that post and the nature of several of them, I will not be approving … Continue reading In Regards to Why We Hit Our Kids
http://m.psychologytoday.com/em/155167 From earlier this summer, this article looks at a few possible reasons we may punish ourselves and punish more harshly in some cases. What would be really helpful would be to look at those who self punish as adults after being physically punished as,children and if the level/severity goes up. That is, if you … Continue reading Why Do We Punish Ourselves? | Psychology Today
http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/why-do-people-hit-their-kids-1634802919 As much as I don’t want to go anywhere near the whole spanking/corporal punishment garbage (especially after an article in the Christian Science Monitor today(10/19/14) basically said it was okay to hit kids if done correctly;hell fucking no), this points out one parent’s thinking and why spanking is still wrong. Continue reading Why Do People Hit Their Kids?
Spanking is the adult desire to retaliate against the child’s humiliation and embarassment of him/her. The decision to spank is always done in anger. Always. The actual physical spanking may be done without acknowledged anger but anger completely colors the process from the beginning. Spanking is used not as a means of true discipline but … Continue reading Spanking Allows Adults to Achieve Revenge Against Children
I started this as a reply to geoffhorswood on my last post, lost my reply after I went to look something up, and then decided to turn it into a post to give myself more space. First, I think the big issue is that modesty and dress standards seen to be inordinately focused on girls … Continue reading Boys and Girls Shouldn’t Be So Modest