“I was spanked, and I turned out OK. What does that even mean?”
Stop the cycles of trauma and abuse…it’s up to each and every one of us. We’ve all been raised in what amounts to an abusive culture. Much trauma is accepted as normal and okay. Awareness of this can help us change and stop passing it down to our children.
More info StopSpanking.org
More about spanking: The Facts About Spanking
We harm children in lots of ways we’ve not thought about. See: Letting babies “cry it out” — the first experience of abuse for many children
Childhood trauma is strongly associated with mental illness. We can, at the very least, learn to stop inadvertently hurting our children.
● Generational pain (yes, we get it from our parents and we pass it on…we’re all in this together. We will not be perfect but we can choose to minimize the harm of what gets passed on)
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