My friend Yolanda replied to my post the other day on treating kids like people. She makes a good point at how this relates not only to how we talk to our kids but the questions of spanking. She said,
I think this topic pertains to spanking and yelling/screaming at your child. Why is it, that at some point, parents stop spanking their children???? You don’t spank your grandma for peeing the bed or spilling the milk….you don’t spank your co-worker for talking back to you.
Need another reason not to spank? There you go. Adults don’t smack each other when they do something wrong. It is disrespectful and counterproductive! Same goes with your kids.