Originally Posted by sapphire_chan
Not going to read the article, because I don't want to wake the baby up with ranting, but did anyone notice if the article mentioned how the study compensated for permissive parents vs parents who use gentle discipline?
From what I read the study didn't mention permissive parents vs gentle discipline at all.
It seems to me that somewhere recently there was a generation of people who were hit/spanked/tapped, w/e, as children and decided to do the opposite w/their kids. Not knowing what else to do they became permissive which led to unsympathetic, entitled, out of control kids and then adults. I think they are comparing apples to oranges and in no way could they get truly unbiased results that way.
I also think that people who talk about how things used to be better when kids were spanked "back in the day" are ridiculous. Yes, we may have had more social control over individual members of society but I seem to remember many horrendous events throughout history (like major human rights violations and serious moral failings) back in the good ol' days.
Study or no study, children are human beings and hurting another human being bc you don't like something they do is wrong. If my chilren learn this life lesson I will feel like I did a good job.