Eva Mendes Reacts After Parenting Advice Sparks Social Media Debate

Eva Mendes shared parenting advice on Instagram recently.  The actress, who shares two daughters, Esmeralda, 6, and Amada, 4, with Ryan Gosling, wrote. “I’m often asked what my favorite red carpet dress is. This @versace is definitely up there. Im not often asked what my favorite parenting quote is, but I’ll post it anyway. Please slide if you care. 💕”

The parenting quote read “Spanking does for a child’s development what hitting a spouse does for a marriage.”

Some followers agreed with Mendes with one writing, “Yes! I agree. Every time I was “disciplined” growing up, I only felt fear and shame. IT never “corrected” behavior.

Another disagreed saying, “I was spanked and now I’m a respectful adult. And believe me, I deserved those whoopings. I was a brat.”

Mendes responded thanking everyone for their comments, “So happy to agree to disagree. Want this page to offer that in a loving way. We all parent our own way and I have no idea what I’m doing most the time. This didn’t come with a manual 😩so when there’s something that resonates with me, I pass it on. Lotsa love “



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