“Trouble is kelfbk62 - these books are sold by the million .. I kid you not. And we need laws in place to stop those who do NOT have sense !!! Children shouldn't be growing up in a household where fear reigns and they are hit. No more you or I should ... If you read this book - and the man who wrote it's other books too ..... you would realise they are 'How to abuse your chidlren and get away with it' manuals ....”
“It's a start. In America so many parents think that this book is 'the bees knees' and is 'Godly and Biblical' it's not .. it's a book on how to abuse. Banning it totally .. Will make parents with half a brain cell think twice on how to treat their children. Britain needs to ban spanking aka hitting a child totally ... just as most of Europe has ...Do not think the USA is full of 'rules' that aren't necessary to look after children - it's not. They didn't sign the UN Rights of Children - the only other country being Somalia! They allow spanking in all States. They also allow schools to hit children with paddles ie large pieces of wood [ for all ages starting in elementary] in 19 States. And best of all ... the teachers/schools aren't held accountable for hitting children whose parent's have opted out of paddling, or for children who need treatment in hospital OR .... who have damaged spinal cords etc and are in wheelchairs - because teachers and schools have IMMUNITY from prosecution!!!
Some people NEED laws in place to make them see that something is wrong. Most normal men know that you don't hit your wife - but we needed a law to ban it !!!”
“You raise your children without hitting them and sure I will! I will NEVER stop campaigning for children to have the same if not MORE safety from being hit under the law than you and I have.
As a 57 yr old grandmother who has raised her own children without laying a hand on them into caring, loving gentle adults with children of their own who aren't hit - I don't think I did too badly eh ??”
“Why hit a tiny child - who is about three to four times smaller and lighter than you? Why hit a child of TWO when all you need to do is redirect, demonstrate and move her away etc ?? What POSSIBLE CRIME can a two year old do that deserves being HIT when even criminals aren't allowed to be hit ??”
Demgirl2012 on Jul 2, 2012 at 15:01:18
“Lady you raise your kids and I'll raise mine . Got it ?”
“Why does anyone need research to tell you that hitting ANYONE is wrong ?? And that hitting a child is worse? It isn't necessary and it most certainly isn't right.
I didn't need to be told by research that hitting a child was wrong - I already knew it was and taught my now adult children right from wrong. They are great and gentle adults with children of their own whom also are not hit. They seem to be gentle and kind too !”
“A simple 'swat' to an adult is illegal. So .. when a hand or implement hits a child THAT ... is spanking aka hitting and should be as illegal as hitting an adult.”
HARM3 on Jul 2, 2012 at 14:48:24
“Ridiculous. A child is not an adult, and the law is sophisticated enought to recognize that (which explains why children don't vote, pay taxes, smoke, drink, marry, etc.). We have a country full of young adults who received little discipline, learned few, manners and had few boundaries set as children. And it shows. daytime reality and TV talk shows are full of these undisciplined overgrown children.”
“My idea of 'spanking' is when your hand or anything else lands on a child's bottom or legs and it is called hitting. It is wrong to hit an adult - and doubly wrong to hit a child who is more vulnerable and smaller than we are. It's not necessary and it's not right.
It's banned over here in most of Europe and we don't see children running our homes or screaming in supermarkets.
I don't think 'talking about it' is what you need - what you NEED is for it to be banned from the top - and information spread amongst adults on how to parent gently and without the need to hit a child. It will take time ... but it WILL work.”