Fair enough.Originally Posted by miiguy
I hope I didn't step over the line at all. I'm not trying to tell people how to live their lives, just adding my two cents.
I know. In the end though, they learn a mixture or "monkey see, monkey do" (i.e. learning through immitation of someone else) and their own choices.Just remember children are a blank canvas, they only behave as they have been taught to do. They have to learn their behaviour from somewhere.
As someone who has had little smacks as a child, I feel that it has done me good in the long term, because I knew that the smacks were not out of aggression. They were out of love and out of a desire for me to become a better person.
Then again, there are those that were abused as kids, and so I see why they're either wanting it to be their chance to "release their aggression" (sometimes, the victim becomes the abuser) or to be against it completely (I believe that this is down to choice when children become self-aware).