An article that ran in Boston Magazine most recently brought up a subject that has garnered waves of controversy over the past decade.
As this article points out, it has become socially unacceptable to spank your kids, though technically not illegal. It became more evident in parents' reluctance to speak to the interviewer that even those who do still believe in spanking really don't want to talk about it.
"Countless debates at the edges of playgrounds may roil over how much screen time is too much and the right age to stop breast-feeding," writes James H. Burnett III, "but there’s no more radioactive topic in parenting today than corporal punishment. This despite the fact that it was almost universally accepted just a generation ago."
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