Do you agree with this quote about physically "disciplining" children: "If they can understand reason, then why are you hitting them?

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"If they can understand reason, then why are you hitting them? And if they can't understand reason, then why are you hitting them?"

Do you agree with this quote about physically disciplining children: If they can understand reason, then why are you hitting them?

I agree. You shouldn't hit a child too young to understand why you're hitting them, and once they're old enough to understand, why the fuck would you not teach them instead of hitting them? Violence is never an appropriate way to "teach" anyone, especially a child, especially your own child. Every study on the subject shows it doesn't even work, and causes harm in the short and long term. Many countries have banned physical discipline. It can be done. And (surprise!) people still are able to raise kids fine. There's literally no reason to hit your child.

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3 mo
To the people saying it's "necessary" sometimes. Violence is only ever necessary when you're being threatened and have no means of escape. Literally any other time, you don't NEED to hit ANYONE. Why does that same logic not apply when it's your own child ur dealing with? What possible reason could justify hitting your own child when you are bigger and stronger and literally control every aspect of their life? You can do ANYthing to help them. How could you not just... not hit them?
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3 mo
Why are some people acting like hitting is the only way to punish a child? Or even the only "serious" way to punish them? Obviously there's hundreds of ways to punish a child, especially as their parent you have total control in most areas. Why the fuck would you think your only option is to physically hit their body? Why would you think that's a GOOD option?
Do you agree with this quote about physically "disciplining" children: "If they can understand reason, then why are you hitting them?
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