parents follow the parenting 'style' that Institutional Society suggests, the ideal of the 'normal parent', and most parents will also, as a basic biological process repeat with their own children aspects
of their earliest learnings and experiences, much of it
unconsciously, because in the biology, the child grows into the psychological state of
the parents, and of their world, which in our case is very largely defined by Institutional Power,
through Governance, Wars, Economics, Ideology and Religion, and the defenceless
child must adapt to that psychology as best he or she can, and some adaptations, or
survival strategies the emerge in that situation become 'dysfunctional' psychological and behavioural patterns, many of which are damaging in the long term if they are maintained.
child cannot be held responsible, and the adult must be held
accountable; though within each adult is a child. wounded, fearful,
surviving. So the psychology that determined that child's environmental habitat is also linked to the Institutional structure's psychology, and it's behaviours as much as it is linked to the individual parents.
Both share responsibility. Punishment is often a means to an end: one party can avoid it's responsibility in the matter.
That an adult CAN see the harm they could be or are
causing, ought to be enough for that adult to choose to stop harming action. That choice is always there, no matter what the person might say..... no matter who they are, whether they stride across the corridors of power or walk the streets.
there's this element of choice or will, and of past psychological
conditioning, stressful situations predicated by the way Power expresses itself throughout Society, resulting in presenting behaviour that is harmful, and
both past and present must be understood and worked with, including
incarceration as containment (not as punishment) where the danger to any
other person or child is real, and with the clearest intent and mandate to resolve each case, and to
prevent future occurrences, through honest education, and practical support, aiming to reduce the incidences across
society over time.
current punishment paradigms, current consumerist ideology, current
understanding of what Governance means in practice, is all working
against this potential pathway.
That does not diminish the value of this approach. It enhances it.
Do what you love, it's Your Gift to Universe