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cleanhippie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 11:45 AM
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15. If you hit your child, you are a failure as a parent. Period.
There is not a single reason to ever hit a child. Ever.
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  -Preaching Virtue of Spanking, Even as Deaths Fuel Debate groovedaddy  Nov-07-11 11:04 AM   #0 
  - Spanking children is a weakness of the parent. There's no excuse for it.  HopeHoops   Nov-07-11 11:08 AM   #1 
  - Absolutely! "Ha - I am bigger than you. It is time you learned that bigger ought always to win".  Rabrrrrrr   Nov-07-11 11:10 AM   #4 
  - We never hit our kids and they've always been objects of "I can't believe how well behaved they are"  HopeHoops   Nov-07-11 11:12 AM   #5 
     - The best behaved kids I know all come from non-spanking families. Calm parents calm children?  Exultant Democracy   Nov-07-11 11:18 AM   #7 
        - I'm not exactly calm, but they know what respect is and hitting undermines that.  HopeHoops   Nov-07-11 11:20 AM   #10 
  - Spanking is almost always about the parent being PO, not about what the kid did or didn't do. nt  raccoon   Nov-09-11 07:46 AM   #20 
  - Did he ever stop to wonder if the Amish used those techniques on their kids?  Rabrrrrrr   Nov-07-11 11:09 AM   #2 
  - How utterly disgusting  LeftishBrit   Nov-07-11 11:09 AM   #3 
  - Jesus said suffer the little children to come to me  libinnyandia   Nov-07-11 11:13 AM   #6 
  - What a bad title... The abuse detailed in the article didn't involve 'spanking'. n/t  PoliticAverse   Nov-07-11 11:19 AM   #8 
  - Brutality toward ones children makes one unfit to be a parent in my book. This  RKP5637   Nov-07-11 11:19 AM   #9 
  - Petition to remove the book from Amazon  SecularMotion   Nov-07-11 11:25 AM   #11 
  - Thank you for adding that link to the Petition...  countryjake   Nov-12-11 04:49 PM   #21 
  - One can make a lot of money selling instruction books on child abuse to  MarkCharles   Nov-07-11 11:28 AM   #12 
  - Make no mistake...  CoffeeCat   Nov-07-11 11:31 AM   #13 
  - The Pearls' adult children are crazy loser hermits with herds of starving urchin children.  LeftyMom   Nov-07-11 11:41 AM   #14 
  - If you hit your child, you are a failure as a parent. Period.  cleanhippie   Nov-07-11 11:45 AM   #15 
  - "Spare the rod, spoil the child".. that phrase actually has Biblical origins!  MarkCharles   Nov-07-11 12:13 PM   #16 
  - Sick freaks who deserve prison for life  NMMNG   Nov-07-11 05:32 PM   #17 
  - Any violence against a child, even "mere spanking" is wrong.  Odin2005   Nov-07-11 08:51 PM   #18 
  - I wonder how those preaching the virtue of spanking would have raised the boy Jesus  MikeH   Nov-08-11 11:29 PM   #19 
  - More on the Pearl methods...  countryjake   Nov-12-11 05:11 PM   #22 

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