For your own good

I can’t even count how many times I heard this as a child. The underlying message was:
1- you’re not smart enough to know what’s good for you
2- the things that make you happy are bad for you
3- the things you want will end up hurting you because
4- you have no self control and don’t know when to stop and
5- we’re older & smarter, WE know more about your needs than you do

This awesome book by Alice Miler, For Your Own Good: Hidden Cruelty in Child-Rearing and the Roots of Violence is a classic for Peaceful parenting. It’s available to read online for free from project No Spank

Or, you can order it from Amazon, the used book price is as low as 1 cent, plus $3.99 for shipping

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