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Violence in the Home Encourages Violence in the Street

Violence in the Home Encourages Violence in the Street

How can physical punishment or beating my child now result in his/her bullying, beating, attacking, or killing someone on the street 10, 15 or 20 years from now?

1. Physically punishing (spanking, beating, whipping) a child teaches him that violence is how you solve problems with someone smaller or weaker than you are.

  • The parent: “I’m hurting you because I love you.”
  • The child: “If you can hurt someone you love, I can hurt someone I love, too.”
  • If it’s okay to hit/hurt someone you love, it’s surely okay to hit/hurt someone you dislike or hate.
  • If it’s okay to teach a child a lesson by hitting, s/he learns it’s okay to teach someone a lesson by hitting.
  • If it’s okay to punish disrespect by hitting/hurting, s/he learns it’s okay to punish disrespect by hitting/hurting.
  • What goes around, comes around. You get back what you give out.

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