October 21, 2003


Julia, Sisyphus Shrugged, has been reading some of Lisa Whelchel's book Creative Corrections and has some thoughts on spanking:

(FWIW, my persistent thought about spanking is that it's the last refuge of the incompetent, but mileage varies on that one. At the very least, a parent who can't think of a compelling reason to restrict their communication with someone a fifth their size with imperfect impulse control to the non-violent might want to consider carefully their decision to homeschool that child in light of the questionable nature of their own impulse control.)
I would extend this to suggest that they should have considered carefully their decision to have children in the first place.

NB: The permalink for Julia's post on this seem to be missing tonight so this is the one at 10:04 PM on October 21st, 2003.

Posted by Steve on October 21, 2003
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