543 Day Writing Journey

Corporal punishment. Day 61.

The Chicken Chair has been with us for decades and still sits in the kitchen, just in case.

I remember when I enrolled Tyler in kindergarten in 1997, the application had a section for corporal punishment. Wikipedia says that corporal punishment “is a punishment which is intended to cause physical pain to a person.” At the time, I didn’t know what the term meant. There was no active internet, so I had to ask around. I just didn’t want to sign anything I was unsure of. Once I learned what the term was, I signed to opt out of it, which meant teachers, principals, etc., were not allowed to hit my child who was six at the time.

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