My wife works for the state. She is a family's last hope to keep their children before the state takes them away. Some of the stories she tells me make me wonder about the future of humanity.
they need to loosen the laws a bit and stop the lawsuits and all of the other stuff that makes people afraid to "parent" these days. When I was a kid and bad I was spanked, spank a kid now, get thrown in jail for child abuse. It really is a sad state of affairs.
When I say spank I mean layed over my mom or dads knee and bottom paddled a bit, not beaten. I do not advocate hitting children, but discipline and spankings surely have their place.