Let us be clear. Studies show that children who were spanked but not otherwise beaten demonstrate the same low self-esteem, lowered intelligence, and heightened violence as those who were beaten in the more traditional sense. It makes sense. After all, how does changing
the target change the fact that you’ve chosen to assault your child for the express purpose of causing both pain and humiliation? It’s telling, because people who spank their children will often tell
you that they were spanked as a child and they turned out fine... in a defensive and angry tone... exactly as predicted by the science. It should go without saying that there’s no corporal punishment of any kind at a Sudbury school. Unfortunately, there are still schools in this country where it’s perfectly legal for a teacher to strike your child. Add it to the long list of reasons a Sudbury education is so much better.