I’m calling bullshit
I’m wrong for setting firm boundaries and disciplining my children, but I’m wrong if I fail to set firm boundaries and discipline my child.
Fuck all y’all. I’ll raise my kids the way I know how.
I’m guessing this is in reference to Adrian Peterson, so if it’s not, then please pardon me.
I think there’s a stark difference between physically disciplining a child and child abuse. My parents spanked me a time or two growing up, but they never left a mark on my body, and punishment never progressed to a spanking unless I had screwed up repeatedly and had the correct way of acting explained to me beforehand. Spanking was a punishment reserved for when I knowingly and willfully acted in a way that was wrong. (And I credit it with helping me become a better person, frankly.)
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with spanking, but if those photos are legitimate, then there’s no excuse for the way he treated his son.