Indeed. It is not only the infantile bullies in schools who know how to break someone down using punishments that they dole out, seeming adults are also perfectly capable of spiteful hateful behaviour, even when dealing with their own children.
Not sure where "infantile" came from? And I'm pretty sure that all humans are capable of producing behaviour that can be understood as being "spiteful " and "hateful " even towards their own kith and kin.
Perhaps you are living in a fanciful world where parental punishment consists of a gentle 'come now dear, don't be doing that'. Perhaps this is what you yourself doled out and your own child rebelled against. Not everyone is so fortunate. Or perhaps you are just blindly justifying your own wrong-doings. Parents grasp for anything to punish, even when there is nothing.
And perhaps you'll fancifully notice that these are your thoughts.
I saw a mother on a train the other day telling her young daughter to sit up straight etc., and using a threatening tone (this is not nothing, when the creature you are addressing is that much smaller), the child did not comply and was duly punished. I noted, but did not comment on, the mother's own lack of posture.
So you watched what you thought was an adult primate threaten a younger much smaller one, administer punishment for non-compliance but said nothing but thought "That's the pot, that is"? What happened to those moral faculties that you said we all have?
Regarding your notion that the behaviour is normal it is no argument, as throughout history plenty of behaviours which we can understand as abusive (either, being retarded, because the notion of abuse has shifted or, being sensible, because we give basic definition to what abuse is) have been understood as normal.
Agreed. So what does that mean for those who have to live with such knowledge?
Would you condone pederasty in ancient greece?
Only if I was not an ancient Greek.
Much as you seem to be enjoying the characterisation of children as infantile for complaining about parental behaviour, attributing it to a stage in life (thus robbing it of the force of rational argument, which requires to be rebutted) and characterising any adult progeny who disputes the right of a parent to mistreat them in infantile terms, the same can be returned.
These are your thoughts. What can be returned?
Little bullies grow up to be big bullies, and how much they must be thrilled when they realise how much more they can screw around with the life of another person when they finally have a child.
It is true that bullies reflect their family environment but it is not necessary that "Little bullies grow up to be big bullies". The rest are your thoughts.
The inner infant who wants to kick and scream and push everyone else around never really dies, it just loses its opportunity. When you finally have possession of an actual infant, you get the opportunity wholesale.
If there is such a thing as the 'inner infant', I'll take your word for its behaviour, then I assume you mean a set of behaviours that were useful once but are inappropriate in current opportunities? The rest is your thoughts.