My kids will NEVER KNOW how hard it was being a single parent. But I feel like I raise too great children... Assets to society. But they'll never know how hard it was to get them to that point. My hint son hasn't talked to me in 12 years because I told him he had to treat me with respect or leave my home. He chose to leave my home then told everyone I kicked him out. All I can say is no... you made a choice. But I did believe in discipline and I have never struck my child across the face or on any other parts of the body but I would spank their butts. I've never even said anything cruel to my children.