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Does the respect for authority start at home? Is a "healthy" amount of fear necessary and useful?


Some parents feel if they spank or discipline their children, they aren't being a "good" parent. While others feel as though it is a necessary evil that must occur in order to keep things in line. Historically, it has been documented that most well adjusted adults over the age of 40 were "whooped" or disciplined when they were young; which gave them a sense of respect for their elders or anyone depicted as an "authoritative" figure, e.g. parent, older sibling, principal, teachers, police, etc. Now a days it is almost "cool" to be defiant and have a lack of respect for ANY authority.

 

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