AnnMaria gives advice on parenting, coaching and teaching. "Can you honestly say you are doing this for your kid or for yourself?" Maria says, "Fight for your children but also teach them to fight for themselves." AnnMaria advises standing firm for what you believe is right for your child, regardless of how much flak you have to take. The difference in how parents, coaches and educators look at the same child. AnnMaria thinks you have no more (or less) right to hit your child than to hit the mailman. Maria thinks hitting your children teaches them nothing good.