I’m going to step back from the moral argument of beating your children and speak strictly from a PR standpoint, and I have some advice for Reggie Bush: don’t tell CNN you beat your one-year-old daughter.
Bush told CNN he “disciplines” his daughter “harshly” for some reason at a time when domestic violence is at the forefront of the NFL discussion.
What better way to make a statement than to say you try not to leave bruises on a child who is no smarter than a beagle. And it’s not like CNN is known for keeping secrets or anything. So why tell them?
Now I’d like to step bacl into the moral argument. She’s one for god’s sake! What on earth do you beat a one-year-old for? The thing can’t walk or talk and you’re “disciplining” her? I guess it’s without bruises so that is supposed to make it okay, but I just don’t see how. I got spanked when I was a kid (rarely), but not when I was younger than most TV shows. You know why my parents didn’t have to worry about leaving bruises? Because they didn’t hit hard enough to leave bruises on a toddler. You don’t have to Mike Tyson your children to teach them a lesson. It’s really simple stuff.
I realize football players, and athletes in general, shouldn’t be looked up to, but can’t we expect them to not be as violent with their kids as they are with each other? It just doesn’t make sense. I’m all for disciplining children with a quick spanking, but do the beatings need to be extended any further than that? No, they don’t. It’s a pretty simple concept.