• Living with Children,  Parenting,  Social Changes

    Stop the Insanity- Spanking is Abuse. Period.

    This situation with Adrian Peterson is shedding a HUGE light on a problem that has been raging in our families for entirely too long. We all know this isn’t anything new. Many of us have been the recipient of some type of physical punishment when we were children. But that does NOT MAKE IT RIGHT. Can we just stop and THINK about this for a few minutes? When an adult (caretaker) reprimands a child using physical force in order to obtain some adult desired behavior a host of unintended things happen: 1. The child learns that bigger people hurting smaller people is alright. (Bullying) 2. The child equates hurt and…

  • Living with Children,  Parenting,  Social Changes

    Violence Towards Children

    A beautiful blog post from The Organic Sister. She is unapologetic in her call to stop the oppression that our society still embraces towards our smallest and most defenseless citizens- our children. Read this through–from beginning to end and maybe you will see things with a fresh perspective.  Were you treated poorly as a child? Wouldn’t you have loved to have adults like her on your side when you were in such a defenseless place? What if these words were easily accessible to your own parents as they are to so many now? I believe we’d see a very different reality then we do currently. Thankfully there are more and more people standing up…