There is true violence that kids do need protection from - but when a kid can call Child Protective Services and try to get parents busted since they won't or can't get him an Ipad, then something is totally wrong with values.
We got swatted, told no if we asked for something we didn't deserve or parents couldn't afford and most of our generation are still here and productive. We haven't turned into psychopaths since we were disciplined.
Kids need to learn "You can't always get what you want" and you are not "entitled" to some of it, either.
Some don't need to spank. I had a neighbor who could quell a riot just by saying "Now, people."
She was the exception rather than the rule.
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