Government sometimes goes too far in regards to how we should think, act, live and raise our kids. We need to remember that spanking is not abuse.
Years ago, it was considered bad parenting if a Mother did not spank her unruly child in a public place. Now it is considered bad parenting if a Mother spanks her child in the privacy of her own home. This is outrageous! What society is forcing on this world is a generation of monsters who will grow up believing they can do no wrong and society should cater to their every whim.
A wise man once wrote: “Spare the rod and spoil the child.” What was true thousands of years ago is true today. If you do not chastise and correct your child, he will get the last laugh on you. He will never learn any moral values and will never respect his parents or elders in any way. By taking away parental rights we are dooming our children to a lifetime of moral degradation.
Spanking has never been and never will be child abuse, but today it is included among the list of things to watch for in an abuse case. A barely-felt swat on the behind is considered the absolute lowest form of child behavior correction. In its place we are supposed to punish the child by forcing him or her to sit in a corner in a “time-out” chair. Wow, big punishment. Poor things.
Child abuse and neglect hotline numbers are everywhere, on television, the internet, every place your child can go and he just might think it cute to turn in Mom or Dad because he stayed out too late and was grounded. Children do make up tall tales, you know. What he does not realize is that if his parents are reported to the police for child abuse, he will be removed from their care and will be placed in foster homes. It can be satisfying at the time to act spontaneously, but later you can regret the action at your leisure.
Children need parental correction, and what’s more, they want it. They seek it, and are much happier psychologically when they get it. This was God’s design for us, so that our parents could help mold us in His image. If we take away this correction, the child will act out more and more, hoping to receive it. Why do you think kids today are finding all new ways to get into trouble? Children who do not get parental correction from their earliest years onward, are more likely to take drugs, become alcoholics, and degrade their lives.
To me, that sounds like too steep a price to pay for Society’s silliest whim, and I encourage parents to think for themselves on the topic of spanking and child correction, because if we don’t do the thinking and make these decisions for ourselves, someone else will be more than happy to make them for us.
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