Originally Posted by lovebeingamomma
I'm so sick of the comments about this being "Mothering"...therefore we must all be the exact same right??? Unbelievable. That is not the purpose of Mothering. Mothering holds to certain beliefs, that does not mean a mother who say, is looking for homebirth support, but spanks, can't be on mothering. So rude and disrespectful to assume otherwise. Nobody cares if you think spanking is abusive, and nobody cares if you think it's "shocking" that we who spank would (gasp!) dare to say so. Every parent will do what they think is best for their own children.
I hope that they do, but even if every parent does what they think is best, it doesn't mean they aren't wrong. I must take a moral stance against spanking, or any violence towards other humans.
We don't need to think all the same on this forum. For instances, Mothering takes a neutral stance on vaccines and there are parents who don't vaccinate, who selectively vaccinate, and who vaccinate on schedule here, and lots of (hot!) discussions.
But Mothering does NOT take a neutral stance on spanking. It says it very specifically in the Forum Guidelines, which you can read yourself: "This forum has a specific aim: to help parents learn and apply gentle discipline methods in raising their children... Please appreciate that this forum is not a place to uphold or advocate violence against children. Things that constitute violence toward a child are things like hitting, spanking, humiliating, shaming, screaming, prolonged isolation, basically things that are intended to cause physical or emotional pain."