Over many generations, spanking has been deemed politically incorrect. But when you think about it, before it was condemned, the generations who were spanked, were more respectful, didn’t mouth-off to their parents, had better behavior and the culture of the time was more well rounded and grounded. So, maybe Clarkson has something.
Western Journalism reported:
When it comes to her parenting style, Clarkson said last week she takes after her own parents and is not afraid to administer a spanking.
“I’m not above a spanking, which people aren’t necessarily into. And I don’t mean like hitting (River) hard, I just mean a spanking,” she said in an interview with 98.9 The Buzz in Rochester, New York.
Clarkson went on to explain that her parents spanked her when she needed it, and she turned out “fine.”
“My parents spanked me, I did fine in life and I feel fine about it,” she said. “But I do that as well, too.”
And what about the public scrutiny?
“So that’s a tricky thing when you’re out in public because people are like … they think that’s wrong or something. But I find nothing wrong with a spanking,” she said.
Good for Kelly! Maybe she’ll spark a sea change in the culture and we will see a return to common sense in child rearing.