Primal – that is the only way to describe my reaction to this video and the articles surrounding it. I screamed, then cried and then got so angry. I may not be the perfect parent, but I know the difference between violence and discipline.
This is child abuse, and I’m glad to know that the State of Alaska seems to agree. One thing they need to fix though is their stance that child abuse is a misdemeanor offense. There is nothing minor about the abuse of a child and perhaps the tone of Alaska towards this issue needs to be escalated.