Spanking Children

Never Violence

A story told by Astrid Lindgren[Author of Pippi Longstocking]

“Above all, I believe that there should never be any violence.”

In 1978, Astrid Lindgren received the German Book Trade Peace Prize for her literary contributions. In acceptance, she told the following story.

“When I was about 20 years old, I met an old pastor’s wife who told me that when she was young and had her first child, she didn’t believe in striking children, although spanking kids with a switch pulled from a tree was standard punishment at the time. But one day when her son was four or five, he did something that she felt warranted a spanking–the first of his life. And she told him that he would have to go outside and find a switch for her to hit him with. The boy was gone for a long time. And when he came back in, he was crying. He said to her, “Mama, I couldn’t find a switch, but here’s a rock that you can throw at me.”

All of a sudden the mother understood how the situation felt from the child’s point of view: that if my mother wants to hurt me, then it makes no difference what she does it with; she might as well do it with a stone. And the mother took the boy onto her lap and they both cried. Then she laid the rock on a shelf in the kitchen to remind herself forever: never violence. And that is something I think everyone should keep in mind. Because violence begins in the nursery–one can raise children into violence.”

I think that too often we fail to feel situations “from the child’s point of view,” and that failure leads us to teach our children other than what we think we’re teaching them.

Published by permission of Saltkrakan AB, Lidingoe, Sweden, owner of all copyrights to Astrid Lindgren’s works.”

Save the spankings for consenting adults.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Nadiia`s photography

This site is about art, photography and story they tell.

My Eco Circle

Welcome to my inner circle.

Eros Prism

Mature Audience Only, 18+, NSFW, Taboo Erotica and Kinky Thoughts

A Dress A Day

A dress, nearly every day.

Storyshucker

A blog full of humorous and poignant observations.

ROAD TO NARA

Travels of : ँ : a Yogin

Mòrag's Musings

The random ramblings of a forest dwelling, redhead submissive slut

The other side to the knowns

Write what you feel, coz it doesn't make you fear. A doctor by profession and writer by passion✌️

Invisibly Me

Live A Visible Life Whatever Your Health

Iridium Eye Reviews

Reviewing the best movies and series you've never heard of.

Dany Rambles

ram·ble ˈrambəl - verb - walk for pleasure, typically without a definite route

Stories I've Never Told...

(...and some I have)

@Cinefille

I've got my head. I've lost my leopard.

Scrapper@heart

Color my world with family, friends and some time to be creative making cards!

Living With ADHD

Living With ADHD

Texture of Parlance

Let your mind roam free in the luminous forest of the educators' writings

Leaf & Twig

Where observation and imagination meet nature in poetry.

Writergurlny

A Ginger's Point Of View

CripStory

Maria R. Palacios

Grit Flow

courage, resolution, strength of character

Girl with a loud pen

Musings and journaling on all things (intersectional) feminism & mental health

Sustain

Climate Change, Coronavirus and Sustainability

My Moonlit Path.....

The Story of My Everyday Life.....

Blind Injustice

Injustices we may not be aware of

She Went Left

What's the best that can happen?

Thinker Boy: Blog & Art

by Troy Headrick

Object Relations

"A Word of Substance"

inject poetry

poetry, short story, novel, MLT, medical lab technology, self help, mind management

DiosRaw

LOVE IS THE ANSWER

RaduH's Blog

Life with kids and tech. Everybody likes a good story.

Pointless Overthinking

Understanding ourselves and the world we live in.

Frank Solanki

If you want to be a hero well just follow me

breast torture

Everything on breast torture that you can('t) imagine

A.L. Ryan

Journal entries, musings, rants, erotica

BookmarkedOne

Books, Writing, Violins, and Voice Acting

My Short Stories

Sundaram Chauhan

Learnography

Place of Knowledge Transfer

Wanderlust. Poet. Adventurer.

Your right and left brain can work together sometimes. Art, writing & the outdoors are what I love!

Dailyalshtgs

20 yrs old 🇵🇭 MNL a woman that no one can understand

Family, Career, Travel

Prioritize your life

Thoughts By Sally Baker

A topnotch WordPress.com site

%d bloggers like this: