Although I generally agree with Ryan Speaker on the fact that the bill that would outlaw spanking is ridiculous, I was appalled with how he justified his opinion. Coming up with random studies that aren’t even cited and comparing young children’s logical reasoning to that of a dog? Really? There are other ways of disciplining children than spanking and not every child that goes without a spanking when younger grows up to be “insufferable unyielding adolescents”. As a human development major and someone who loves children, I believe that Mr. Speaker could have come up with better reasoning than the “kids are like dogs” speech. I am definitely afraid to see how his children grow up to be.
human development and family studies