Comedian Russell Peters addresses what some of my friends and I have long thought needed to be our nation’s next public service campaign: “Have you beaten your children today?” (rated R)
I have seen the consequences of sparing the rod; they are not lovely. Please discipline your unruly spawn with love—and with necessary slaps across their rude mouths. Fight against the newest form of barbarism born from Rousseauian foolishness and only allow your children to socialize with children whose parents exercise their authority. You are your children’s parents; act like it. You may be their friends when they approach thirty.