Thank God! I did this myself in 1980 with my son because how I was raised did not work! being spanked, hit, slapped, punched, not as much as a lot of people though, but then when I was too old or big I got the barrel of a gun to my head. I didn't know anything about raising kids, except what I would never do!! I am very thankful for that!
Thank you for your comment! It is not easy changing our style of parenting when we have been raised with violence against children. You are very courageous for making the changes and for speaking out on behalf of children.