And she meant it. How dare her son voice his opinion, and about his future! His father had even warned him, told him not to go down that road.
The debate over whether it's okay to hit children has been heating up recently. In 2011, a judge was shown beating his 16 year old daughter with a belt because she illegally downloaded files from the internet. He received a year suspension from the bench(paid of course), and no longer oversees cases where parenting ability is called into question.
Ohio father Greg Horn was arrested after whipping his two daughters with video cables for sneaking out. They were visiting him, and when their mother get them back into her custody, she noticed the welts and contacted the police.
I don't understand why people are able to hit their children. You can't hit an adult, why are you allowed to hit a child? Furthermore, why would you want to? You can't beat someone into seeing things your way. You can only instill fear that makes them too afraid to disagree with you.
Shawn says don't hit your kid because talking is what mature people do; hitting is what bullies do.