I walked into the office Wednesday morning surrounded by angry mothers over this story about a stranger who walked up and slapped a crying toddler in a Stone Mountain Wal-Mart. The child’s crying apparently bothered the man.
My co-workers are outraged over the man’s action, an outrage I understand and share. One of my co-workers said that if this guy had slapped her child, two adults would be in jail today.
Their indignation made me wonder about our debate on this blog a few weeks ago about corporal punishment and paddling in school.
Doesn’t it just make sense for all of us to keep our hands off of other people’s children?
(Please note that this has proven to be an emotional topic and there are more than 1,000 comments, some of which fall into the wild-eyed category. May I also remind people to leave out the obscenities. I have had to delete dozens of comments.)