“I think for many parents when smacking [spanking] fell out of favor - that meant all discipline went with it. And I don't think it's good for kids, who actually need boundaries, structure and routine. We've become parents who treat our kids like they're less able than they actually are. Infantilizing them often into adolescence and early adulthood. Treating them like they need to be protected from all sorts of often non-existent threats - so they can't even walk to school on their own.....behaving like we aren't actually in charge of them. Like we're peers not parents. And if we aren't in charge - our kids have got to be left wondering - who is? ….And you've got to ask why are we doing this? Why are we babying our children if it's not good for them?”[b]~ Dr. Ciara Kelly [/b], in [i]Has Ireland's overly indulgent, softly, softly parenting approach left our kids short-changed?[/i] (Feb. 20, 2017) [c=#BF0000]http://bit.ly/2mc1dEV[/c]
Yep, it really is that simple -- when spanking stopped – social deconstruction from the bottom-up (pun intended ☹ ) began.
Thank your friendly Leftist ideologue – the one with the bag of permissive parenting nonsense.
It all started with Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the greatest of the deities in the Jacobin pantheon. He preached that children were born good, but corrupted by society and its institutions. You can see where this is going.....
Rousseau's revolutionary "insight" not only goes against the Judea-Christian worldview, but flies in the face of the empirical observations of mankind since the beginning of time. But it does explain why it is so essential to permit little Johnny & Jane to do what little Johnny & Jane want to do.
But instead of letting little Johnny & Jane have the freedom to explore the world -- correcting them when they misstep -- we hover over their every minute -- regulating their lives -- protecting these spoiled brats from society; and the big bad world and its natural law. Does that sound familiar?
It should --in the Leftist grown-up version the State is that helicopter parent -- hovering over its undisciplined children who are busy indulging in their libertine and materialistic "freedom"
There are a lot of things that need to be done to reclaim the world from the evil unleashed by these 18th century revolutionaries – but bringing back spanking would be a good start.
Spanking is not just good parenting – it is a subversive political act!
[b]P.S. --[/b] As you probably gathered, Rousseau was strongly against corporal punishment. In fact, he was the very first No-Spank permissive parenting ideologue; and wrote several anti-spanking essays (which I will discuss in more detail in later posts). That ideology is at the core of the Leftist Project! It is curious that the Jacobins were against spanking, but so fond of the guillotine. Not so different than their modern day counterparts.