Kelly Clarkson's advocacy of spanking made a huge splash during its time. While her Instagram is lathered in photos of happy family life, I doubt her reality is as sweet. Here is why.
A foster child, Jay Baker has been alone since birth. With no one to talk to, his journal pages become his family as he chronicles his journey toward adoption.
Solomon was wise. But, when it came to children, he was a failure. He taught his son violence and his son continued that cycle. Why? And, more importantly, how?
A darkness dwells within us slowly growing, corrupting those of weak hearts and lazy minds until it drives them to do great wrong
We hear about children respecting their parents and we hear about what happens to them when they do not; children can be sent to their rooms, spanked, grounded, or scolded. But what about PARENTS respecting their CHILDREN?
Some parents are hypocrites of The Golden Rule.
Pain and, more importantly, fear is a bad teacher and a bad master, yet many children live under it today because their parents chose to use physical punishment to discipline.
The youth loaded the arrow to his longbow, his slender fingers resting on the butt of the missile. He stared down the shaft as he drew it back, focused on the point beyond the steel head and closed his eyes.
It is not that foster parents are unequipped to handle kids; many take parenting classes. The problem is that there are few people in the country who actually know how to be parents.
Foster children are twice as likely to develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder then veterans of the war; there are over 400,000 children in the foster care system today.
The world is full of people who labor under the belief that spanking is right. Children are spanked and brutally punished behind doors as I write this; as you read this. What can we do to make a difference?