Originally Posted by sleeper_dave
"Back in the day" people just didn't know any better. The media coverage wasn't there. Most survived, some didn't. I was at a daycamp when I was 12 years old. 2 kids in my group drowned in a pond. One couldn't swim & the other tried to save him.
I definately agree that parents should be more responsible. Laws have a purpose and part of that is to educate the public. If nobody ever did anything wrong, then we wouldn't need any laws.
As far as being an unfit parent if you spank your kids, thats BS and a false image created by the media. There is a big difference between discipline and abuse.