Real Housewives of Potomac star Ashley Darby has called out parents who spank their children.
“For those of you who are continuing to stand by, believing and perpetuating the idea that showing physical pain is showing love, which is just so counterintuitive and backwards if you think about it, I encourage you to do some research,” Ashley said in the video. “Look into the extensive research that has been done about children’s development and the negative ramifications later in life.”
She then made comparisons between adults hitting each other and adults spanking their children.
“I don’t know why it’s ok to pluck, hit and whip children, but yet that’s not ok to do to adults. Are you really saying that the only way that you can help a child learn to do the right thing and to be moral is inflicting pain on them? No! That’s wrong and you are minimizing and you are completely missing just how intelligent children are and how the brain actually works.”
Take a look at the video below.