I, like Lisa, know a few children who beat up their parents (my husband, my brother in law, and a friend - girl - in middle school) All of whom where physically disciplined. Then you see on the news a child who shot and killed his father for spanking him (it was a predetermined thing, something like once he reached x amount of spankings he was going to kill him, then he did) anyway, not saying people who aren't spanked are never violent, but I just haven't had that personal experience yet - so far my personal experience has been that people who hit their parents are teens who finally "snap" after years of being hit themselves. That being said, I was spanked and I never hit my parents - in retrospect though, I do wish I had... I don't think physical discipline alone is the cause for a child to do that, but I find it even less likely that not being violent with your child will cause them to be violent. I think there was something else going on there... or perhaps Dobson is just full of it.
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5/12/09 at 3:42pm