My acquaintances, I’m sorry to say, include too many people who think there isn’t enough corporal punishment of children these days.


Never mind that most sociologists and psychologists warn that thrashing your kids runs the risk of warping their personalities. And never mind that the principal lesson taught by such punishment is that violence is an acceptable response to things that might displease you.


No, to hear some people tell it, they fondly recall when their dad took a belt to their backside. Ah, those were the good old days!


But, as we see HERE, an effort to legalize ...

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My acquaintances, I’m sorry to say, include too many people who think there isn’t enough corporal punishment of children these days.

Never mind that most sociologists and psychologists warn that thrashing your kids runs the risk of warping their personalities. And never mind that the principal lesson taught by such punishment is that violence is an acceptable response to things that might displease you.

No, to hear some people tell it, they fondly recall when their dad took a belt to their backside. Ah, those were the good old days!

But, as we see HERE, an effort to legalize ...

Read more