Hi Gina,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience.

I genuinely believe that most parents do the best they can with the resources and knowledge they have.

Our parents didn't know about the things we know now. They had different challenges than we do. Currently, we have a lot of research that demonstrates the lasting impact of any form of abuse.

But, besides the data, I'm also focused on the stories I hear from people who were harshly disciplined.

The point I want to get across is that we can learn to react and handle situations without using spanking as a resource. That's all.

I'm glad you have a good relationship with your parents. It's the first relationship we have with another human being.

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