Why You Should Never Hit A Child - New Study Shows That Spanking Leads To More Aggressive Children.
I've never believed in spanking and I've never ever hit my son. Honestly, I don't even believe in yelling -...
I've never believed in spanking and I've never ever hit my son. Honestly, I don't even believe in yelling - and if I do lose my temper and shout (rare) I apologize to my son because I'd want him to do the same. I don't believe in violent discipline because...
- Violence leads to violence. If you hit your child to make a point guess what he'll do to make his next point.
- I believe people are smart enough to talk issues out. If you hit because that's all you can think to do, I'm sorry, but you need a new smarter game plan. Learn to speak to people not just hit them - and yes, your child is a person, no matter how small.
- I love my son. Now, an argument I hear often is, "I spank my kid because I love him." Really? I love lots of people. I loved my grandma like mad. I love my partner, my sister, my friends and guess what - I love them so much I don't hit them to prove a point. Would you hit grandma? Your spouse? If my boyfriend hit me I'd seriously reconsider how much (or even if) he loves me.
- Hitting is scary. Hitting, yelling, taunting and more are all very emotionally scary experiences for children. I don't want to terrify my son. I've heard parents say, "But I only hit when I'm calm" and honestly that freaks me out more. If you're so calm, why not come up with a calm reaction rather than a violent one? If someone hits me, they better be angry at the time or I'm going to assume they're nuts.