This is a question that always stirs passionate debate, based on people’s own childhood experiences, their opinions of their mothers and fathers, and their own struggles or successes as a parent.
Many people wonder how it is even a debate. Parents know kids learn by example, by what they do and not by what they say. Parents are big and wise; children are small and impressionable. How can even the most judicious application of physical force be appropriate?
Some people, they say, should be banned from having children.