~ GENTLE PARENTING ~
You’ve guessed it, kids. This week on The Great Equalizer we talk SPANKING (with a splash of mom shame). We also feature our fave fellow podcaster Terence Mentor, AKA AfroDaddy, and share some insight from previous guests, including parenting expert Derek Jackson and children’s counsellor Phillippa Morassi
So what’s the big hoopla? Well, the recent Constitutional Court ruling that outlaws the “reasonable and moderate chastisement of children” has us feeling all the feels. In a society as violent as ours… Well, we get it. It all makes sense. But:
Are we the only ones feeling a little desperate about discipline now? Like someone took the sharpener out of our Space Case?
Are we the only ones confused and overwhelmed by contradictory information about how to handle our kids when they turn into the demon spawn of Satan?
Is anyone else feeling judged by perfect(er) parents and the Powers that Be?
Look, we’re not here to argue with the ruling, or come up in defence of hitting our children. Honestly, we agree that telling our kids hitting is bad but then hitting them when they do something wrong doesn’t make a whole lotta sense. But when we’d exhausted all our options discipline-wise, that was always a last resort. And we no longer have it available to us.
We’re down for debate, guys. At the end of the day, none of us wakes in the morning determined to fuck our kids up. What are your thoughts on the matter? #nojudgies
The Great Equalizer is hosted by local Joburg moms, Sam Herbst and Charlene Armstrong, who believe that all parents are rocking the same kind of crazy. It doesn’t matter who you were pre-kid, what colour skin you’re in, how rich or poor you are, or whether you’re gay or straight… If you’re a parent, you know what it’s like to smell your kid’s butt in public and you can probably identify with fantasising about killing your sleeping partner during a 03:00 am wakeup call.
Here at The Great Equalizer we laugh, bitch and cry about the ups and downs of our current upside-down. There’s just one rule (and it’s non-negotiable)… absolutely NO JUDGIES. Okay? Okay.
*And because your hosts don’t know what the frack they’re doing 99% of the time, we touch base with experts who do. So, hey, you may just learn something too ????