If a child hitting a classmate is wrong, if an adult hitting another is jail time, then how can we morally justify a large human being striking out against a tiny human being? To all those who say “I turned out okay”, if you cannot break yourself of a violent parenting style for your own children, you did not turn out okay. I am damaged by my upbringing, as much love and affection my parents gave me, their best efforts were sadly misdirected and I was hit well into my teens. As a result, I struggle against impulse and have to remove myself from situations. I accept responsibility for my choices, but I want the cycle of violence to end in our generation. No more excuses for physical bullying masquerading as loving discipline.