I can see ordering your child to come home. I can see getting frustrated when the child doesn't listen. But man, to punch a child in the face as a full grown man as a form of what? Parenting? Discipline? Can we say anger control issues? Reading the rest of his admissions just about made me ill when they stated that his own daughter had stab wounds in her eyes. This freak lost complete control and did despicable things to his own daughter.
I remember being a kid and we could go anywhere in our neighborhood without fear. Now it seems, I wonder how The Hubby & I are supposed to have kids when I feel like I need to place a 'lojack' anklet on them so in case they are removed from a specific location I will know about it.
I sometimes really think about this line from 'Parenthood' and how well it appears to apply to current society (at times)-
You know, Mrs. Buchman, you need a license to buy a dog, to drive a car - hell, you even need a license to catch a fish. But they'll let any butt-reaming asshole be a father.