When discipline becomes abuse

This is a loaded topic and I doubt that there is any sort of consensus at the core of this issues because all too often we make a judgement tainted by our own experiences.

‘…..It is crucially important that the public understands the distinct difference between the punishment handed down by well-meaning, if misdirected, parents and the abuse inflicted upon children who depend on the protection of adults outside their immediate families for their survival. It is not a case of “spare the rod, spoil the child,” this is a case of blood on the nursery walls….’  When discipline becomes abuse
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