Mendes sparked a heated parenting debate when she shared a quote comparing spanking children to abusive marriages.
“Spanking does for a child’s development what hitting a spouse does for a marriage,”
Followers took to the comments section to agree or disagree with her post, prompting Mendes to engage.
“I totally respect you. Thank you for a respectful comment. So nice to disagree with respect. I found the quote powerful and wanted to pass it on. Lotsa love to you and yours [heart emoji].”
“Thank you for your comment. So happy to agree to disagree. Want this page to offer that in a loving way. We all parent in our own way and I have no idea what I’m doing most of the time. This didn’t come with a manual, so when there’s something that resonates with me, I pass it on. Lotsa love.”
Mendes shares two daughters with partner Ryan Gosling, 6-year-old Esmeralda and 4-year-old Amada.