why can i hit a child up to a certain point and it's ok but i can hit an adult in the exact same way and face charges? adults are more physically and emotionally capable of dealing with violence. children are generally helpless.
i'll go ahead and answer this for you since you appear to be getting at it anyway: there's this weird concept of ownership over children that bad parents use to justify their own lazy, abusive behavior
There's also her two teenage children whom I care for like my own. To call their past experience with fathers 'awful' would be an understatement. Their biological father doesn't give a rat's ass about them. The other supposed 'father figure' that was part of their life for the last eight years treated them like underlings when he acknowledged them at all.
oh so i take it they believed in corporal punishment as an effective method of parenting