Originally Posted by Chanley
Lets call a spade a spade.
The real issue here is that some people call themselves AP and STILL consider hitting a useful tool in disciplining thier child. Spanking and AP do not go together. AP parents try to STOP spanking if they do it at all. They strive to find more attachment forming ways of communicating with thier child/ren.
So when you email API, make sure you just ask them what thier stance is on the usefulness of corporal punishment within the boundaries of AP. Let's not cloud the issue with defensive blather.
Remember you said:
|Originally Posted by Chanley
But Gentle Discipline is a deal breaker with AP in my opinion. You simply cannot AP if you can defend spanking as a choice in your parenting tool box. There is NOTHING attachment forming in hitting another person.
I'll restate my position: If we want more children slept with, kept in close proximity to their primary caregiver in their tender years, held close, given positive discipline, etc., I don't think having deal breakers shunning parents from calling themselves AP is helpful.
I hear that you do because, as you stated, you think it sets a bad example for young women.
Did I hear something wrong?