We’ve written about quite a range of different topics here on our Attachment Parenting Blog, so it’s interesting to see which garner the most comments and controversy.
In particular, we will often think that a posting will generate lots of discussion just to be surprised when it doesn’t, while others that we think are simple, obvious statements of fact prove to be surprisingly controversial.
The article that’s generated the most discussion of all is Why do so many men cheat on their spouses?
When I originally wrote that article, I quoted some statistics I’d read about what percentage of men cheat on their spouses – and women too – and stated that I believe it’s always wrong to cheat.
Amazingly, the article has garnered over fifty comments, ranging from men and women agreeing with my perspective to men explaining why they cheat, to women who have affairs with married men, to the spouse left behind. There’s a lot of emotion and passion in the discussion and it’s quite compelling reading.
The other more recent article that’s garnered a lot of comments from our readers is another one that I thought wouldn’t be particularly controversial either: Why we don’t hit our kids.
The comments on that article include a rather chilling note from a child psychologist explaining “the right way to spank a child” and other parents who explain that if it’s done “with love” then it’s effective discipline for both parent and child.
Again, the discussion and comments are quite interesting, including comments from people sharing how they were hit as children and the long-term effects it’s had on their psychological well-being.
But don’t take our word for it: go read the two articles, scroll through and read all the comments, and see what people have been writing about cheating spouses and spanking children.