Because every child who ever ran into the street has become a criminal.
hitting a child for running into the street will lead them to a career of crime?
Of course I correct my child. I don't have much need to control him as he does a pretty good job of that himself.
You're just being silly.
Young children do not had the means or judgment to control their behaviors themselves and need to be guided
pain is the basic mechanism built into us
by millions of years of evolution which safeguards us by warning when something threatens our survival
In the topic at hand the threat to survival would then be the parent since they are the one inflicting the pain.
I think obedience is highly overrated. Making the right decision because you're forced to do is is not at all the same
as making the right decision because it's the right decision.
Obedience does not equal respect.
It teaches them that you're a dangerous lunatic who should be given a wide berth. Adults, of couse, can tell that by the fact that this idiot relies on Robert Heinlein as a source of wisdom. Children probably take the more direct approach--you know, "This guy is hitting me, he must be an asshole."
Along with Somalia, the United States is one of only two countries in the world which have not ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child
except for the crack about Heinlein
I took note the anti spanking lobby wish to classify severe beatings