My Paleo-Parenting Style
I'm really at my boiling point with a certain group of people. It is those people who want to tell me that I shouldn't beat my children. I get that they think they are all high and mighty because a good fist to a child's face doesn't give them a thrill. But, for many of us, it is something we find quite enjoyable. I understand it is a momentary pleasure at the expense of long term emotional and physical damage to a child but it is just a personal choice that I make and don't feel like anyone has the right to tell me what I should and shouldn't do. I've considered cutting back on the ass-whoopings that I give my kids. For a while I gave up beating the shit out of them on Saturdays. I called it Slap-free Saturdays. But, I craved slapping my kids, which I figured was my bodies way of telling me that I really needed to hurt them to feel good. Plus, when I don't beat my kids I get kind of tired. It kind of leaves me feeling with energy. I've heard that if I waited a few weeks that feeling would pass, but again, I really enjoy beating them and it really is a personal choice. Now, I have decided to phase out punches directly to the face over the next 18 years. So, this won't actually benefit the kids I currently have, but future generations will no longer have to suffer that abuse. And I made this choice because I want to feel better about my style of beating kids. It is important to me that I can feel good about how I harm them. And face punching clearly takes things too far. But, throat and gut punching is completely kid-mane. And parents have been beating kids for all of human history, so it is completely natural. I understand it is not for everyone, but it is crazy to believe that someday everyone will stop beating their kids. So, if you want to treat your kids with love and compassion then go for it. But, just stop telling me what to do. Oh, and if I want to beat my kids in front of you, you should be able to handle it. It's not like I'm making you beat them. I get tired of family members not wanting to come to family functions if I'm going to beat the crap out of my kids there. They are being so extreme. I love my kids, but I also love the feeling of my fist knocking the wind out of them. Plus, how would I teach my kids to behave without beatings? I like to think of myself as a good-manners conversationalist. And as we all know, all good conservation practices require violence.
In short, stop f*cking eating animals! Your excuses and justifications sound this ignorant and sometimes even worse.