"Perhaps the most horrible effect of corporal punishment done to any child is that it is still in his/her mind . It will be there forever. As adults who suffered it , we may understand why it occured , justly or unjustly . But it will never be fully reconciled . For every time it comes forward in memory , it is experienced as it first occured , before we can even begin to think about it." ...C. Powless
These are my words. Here are more words from greater thinkers than I that are worth some thought.
"We tend to forget at times that it is the littlest ones , the children , who do suffer the greatest hurt. If we cannot comprehend why certain sorrows are visited upon us , how on earth can they?"...Sharon Key Penman
"The fundamental condition of childhood is powerlessness."...Jane Smiley
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair a broken man."...Frederick Douglass
"Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives."...Maya Angelou
" There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats a child."...Nelson Mandela