Spanking: Children are People, Not Property

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There are some important questions to consider when looking at the issue of spanking: Is it okay to spank? There is no controversy. There is no debate. Spanking is ineffective and wrong. Some common arguments for the acceptability of spanking include the patriotic argument of ownership. “He is my child and I can parent him in any way I see fit.” While this is mostly true, as this freedom is a part of the foundation of this country and results in a better-rounded and diverse group of people, there are some limits to that freedom that we have collectively agreed […]