From the archives: The original post was posted on 26th March, 1995
A poster wrote:
I will amplify my previous statements. I do not allow my children to hurt other children. If they do, which is not very often, I deal with it, not by hand wringing, but by immediate intervention and punishment (sorry Sarah).
Well I have never said that the first priority should not be to protect the victim! Whatever makes you think I would say that?! (Punishment? Well – there, I’d differ with you.)
- The constraints of childhood
- Why discussions take a philosophical turn
- We should not be coercing our partners either
Sarah Fitz-Claridge, 1995, ‘Hand wringing instead of intervening’, https://www.takingchildrenseriously.com/hand-wringing-instead-of-intervening/