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Chapter 8: Proper Socialization Requires Powerful Love and Equally Powerful Discipline

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Proper Socialization Requires Powerful Love and Equally Powerful Discipline
Proper socialization requires powerful love and equally powerful discipline
JohnRosemond

“All of the arguments raging in America's culture war,” says Professor Francis Fukayama of George Mason University, “lead back to the breakdown of the traditional family brought about by the movement of women into the workforce and the separation of sex from reproduction.” Quite so. Since it is clearly part and parcel of our culture war, the argument over whether or not parents should be allowed to spank children is really about the breakdown of the traditional family.

When the traditional family reigned supreme, parental discretion in disciplinary matters was taken for granted. If you heard one of your next-door neighbors’ kids being spanked, you might have disapproved, but ...

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