No. I don’t think so.
Parenting is possible with love, kindness and respect. No spanking needed. Hitting kids is not necessary.
This is what it did. I checked my ego. Built strong relationships based on love and trust. I learned about leadership and modeled leadership. I learned how to listen and speak so my children would listen. Yes, there might be times when it would be easier to hit your kids to get them to “behave”, but parenting like a real leader who can use tools other than violence is what we should be striving for.
The fact that we wouldn’t (and are not allowed) to hit anyone else to get them to behave is a red flag. Why are children the exception? It is because children have less power and we can over power them. That’s it.
If you are on the fence about this ask yourself the following questions:
👉Would I still hit my kids when they become adults and they make mistakes?
👉Would I hit my employees when they don’t do the right thing or if they have been disrespectful?
👉Would I like to be hit and shamed if I did something wrong?
There isn’t really an argument to be made. Treat others the way you would like to be treated, especially children.❤️
I love this! It is easy to spank a child as they are small and cannot fight back but their size is no reason to bully them; treating them as people with respect is the best way to model the behavior you want them to learn.