This episode is about
three principles of philosophy applied to parenting:
Children own themselves (all people are self-owners).
Parents have positive obligations towards their children (all
individuals are responsible for their own actions).
It is wrong to initiate aggression against children (initiating
aggression against anyone is unjustifiable).
Philosophical principles don't provide detailed prescriptions for
parenting, but they do give a framework for understanding which
parenting practices are ethical.
If a principle is valid, then all its logical implications are
valid too, even if those implications challenge widely-accepted
practices. In the episode, I show how these principles can be
applied to reevaluate many common parenting practices.