Never. Never will. As a kid who was raised in a household where we got hit I can tell you the psychological damage is permanent - regardless of the severity of the *hit* *tap* whatever you want to call it. I would never lay a finger on a child.
whether it is a tap or a hit it is still using the same mentality if you ask me. Is it ok for your kid to tap another kid if they are annoyed by them? Probably not, I think it is still putting your hands on another person as a means of discipline regardless of the level of pain inflicted.
Tap, smack, wallop, belt. It's all on the same spectrum of violence. If you wouldn't put up with your partner 'tapping' you (and you shouldn't), your child shouldn't have to put up with you doing it to them.
Can we PLEASE stick to the yes or no answers? Pretty pretty please??
"When a child hits a child, we call it aggression.
When a child hits an adult, we call it hostility.
When an adult hits an adult, we call it assault.
When an adult hits a child, we call it discipline."
Wouldn't that make this a dreadfully dull thread? Yes yes yes no yes no no no yes no ...
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