Re: Child abuse
Jun 19, 1997 02:22 PM
by Tom Robertson
On Thu, 19 Jun 1997 16:25:20 -0400 (EDT) firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>The act of striking a child, animal, or adult is abuse. Therefore,
>spanking children is abuse. Violence, even in the name of discipline,
That raises the question of where the line should be drawn. Is any
touching of anyone abuse? If not, how hard does it have to be to be a
strike? Unless you are defining "strike" as "any way of touching someone
that is abuse," some clarification of what striking means is necessary to
distinguish it from non-abusive touching.
>A child being hit by an adult - and especially by one
>who claims to love them - is a bewildered and frightened child.
>And we wonder why our children are turning on us. . .
Maybe it's because we've spoiled them rotten.
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