Eva Mendes shared her favorite parenting quote on social media on Monday, sparking a lot of debate among commenters who agreed and disagreed with her approach. The 47-year-old actress and mother of two took a stand on spanking with the quote: “Spanking does for a child’s development what hitting a spouse does for a marriage.”
Mendes, who admitted that he is not often asked “what is my favorite parenting quote,” offered his comment section as a platform for people to discuss the discipline method.
“I don’t know,” replied one user. “They beat me and now I’m a respectful adult. And believe me, I deserved those screams. I was a brat.”
“Thank you for your comment,” Mendes replied. “I am very happy to agree to disagree. I want this page to offer that in a loving way.”
“We are all parents in our own way, and I have no idea what I’m doing most of the time,” Mendes shared. “This did not come with a manual. So when there is something that resonates with me, I pass it on. A lot of love.”
A follower praised Mendes for sparking the debate, to which the actress said she was “very happy to be able to talk now about alternative discipline.” “When I was a child that was not an option,” she said.
Mendes shares Esmeralda, 6, and Amada, 4, with their longtime partner, Ryan Gosling.
Earlier this year, she took a break from social media, after revealing that one of her daughters thought she was spending too much time on her phone.
“I haven’t been posting messages lately because my little boy told me he was talking too much on the phone,” she admitted. “I realized she was taking it personally. And she’s a girl, of course she would take it personally.”
“They take things personal unless we do our best to make it clear to them that it is not personal,” Mendes continued, adding that “they had a good talk, I apologized and promised that I would be aware because I’m always at home. with them does not mean that he is always present. ❤️ “.
See more about Mendes in the video below.