The Spanking Debate Continues, Tia Mowry-Hardrict Weighs In

by Madina Sissoko

July 3, 2019

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During a Breakfast Club interview on Monday, Tia Mowry-Hardrict opened up about her non-traditional parenting techniques when it comes to raising her two children

The former child star revealed that she doesn’t like spanking her kids as a form of discipline, but her twin sister, Tamera Mowry-Housley does choose this form of discipline. She said this in a comment related to her new Netflix seriesFamily Reunion starring Loretta Divine and Richard Roundtree. The show will highlight one big family after a life-changing move across the country.

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When asked why she has chosen this route, The Game actress said that she was spanked as a child and although she didn’t fear her mother she doesn’t want her children to fear her. 

She also expressed the view that there are better ways to discipline kids than spanking them.

“I grew up being spanked. It’s awesome and it’s great to an extent if that’s the way you want to parent, but I see it differently. If you’re spanking your kid, in my opinion, it’s because of you; it’s because of you and where you are in your headspace. You’re impatient, you just want to get this done and over because I feel like if you don’t spank them, then it takes more time, you have to talk to them, you have to explain. But I feel like there is, in my opinion, a better outcome because you’re explaining and you’re saying why as opposed to just hitting them. But that’s just my opinion.”

You can hear more from her interview here:

The 40-year-old is not the only celeb to say NO to whooping. Recently Ryan Michelle Bathe spoke out and explained why she and husband Sterling K. Brown use alternative methods to discipline their two sons. 

Although all families have different forms of discipline or reasons why they use certain methods they know what works best for them. 

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