The subject we’re going to talk about is corporal punishment in the home and schools – the pros and cons, the rights and wrongs – and how it can affect an individual, you and me, a community, an entire nation – parents and non-parents alike.
The old adage, “Do as I say, Not as I do,” has not worked in the past and certainly does not work today, when children are exposed to a plethora of ideas, styles and limitless options they can sample.
There is no difference whatsoever between corporal punishment and abuse and those who think otherwise are deluding themselves. Corporal punishment is a pseudonym for abuse. (Shakespeare enters, stage left: “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”, thus meaning the names of things do not matter, only what things are).
If a disease killed or maimed as many children as abuse does; the AMA would declare a pandemic; Pharmaceutical companies would be awarded billions of dollars to develop a vaccine or pill to numb the pain or body parts are cut out—and it is a well-known fact—vaccines, pills and cutting out body parts cures nothing.
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If you know you are an Adult Survivor Of Sexual Abuse, this Aftereffect Checklist will confirm that you are not making things up. What you experienced then created the beliefs, thoughts and feelings you experience now and you are not crazy. If only one item in these statements is true—simply underline that portion and check it.