Some of these negative effects are: the child does not understand the reasons to behave appropriately, but instead avoids the behavior in fear of spanking, spanking in 3-year-olds can lead to far more aggression at age 5, and it's a form of discipline that becomes less effective with repeated use. Spanking doesn’t allow children to learn the reasons why to act appropriately. When parents use physical punishment, such as spanking, to discipline their children, they do so in order to improve their child’s behavior. According to a report composed by a lead researcher in the field of pediatrics, spanking does not teach children the reason for why they are being punished or why their behavior was wrong. Spanking teaches children to act in a desired way only because of fear of being punished.
Although it can seem very practical the moment it is given, it does not improve the child’s behavior and can bring serious effects on the long run. Parents ought to prevent themselves from spanking their children for it can lead to long-term effects to the child such as anti-social behavior and cognitive development. To begin, spanking is seen as an innocent form of physical discipline. However, parents are not aware that spanking contributes to anti-social behavior such as aggressive and violent behavior of children. Children spanked repeatedly become accustomed and learn to believe it is an acceptable behavior, “…spanking sets a bad example, teaching children that aggressive behavior is a solution to their parents' problems” (Park1).
Hopson. Corporal punishment, especially when applied to children of a young age, can cause a child to develop a fearful reaction towards the caregiver. Adolescents should feel safe when in the presence of their guardians. However due to this certain type of punishment, a number of youngsters have become afraid to even ask their caregiver a simple question. Karima Haynes testifies that corporal punishment is not effective with children because they only centralize themselves on the fact that they are getting spanked and not on the motive behind it.
Luscombe shifts from the use of pathos to logos, by discussing the negative effects of spanking. “Kids who are spanked frequently have lower IQs, are more aggressive, and are more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol.” Describing the characteristics of children who are spanked helps reason with the parents reading. Parents want their children to succeed in life, and most will do anything they can to make that happen. So if statistics show that spanking kids as a form a discipline can cause lower IQ’s, this is going to further convince them not to spank, making her argument successful so far. Luscombe then discusses how infants who are spanked “had higher spikes in the stress hormone cortisol when faced with a new experience.” Incorporating studies about how, not only toddlers and older children are spanked, but also babies adds more concern from the audience, further reasoning with them through these
Many U.S. parents believe in spanking their children when they behave badly. Straus and Stewart (as cited in Mulvaney & Mebert, 2007) found that "more than 90% of children and approximately 50% of adolescents have experienced corporal punishment at least once." Some research on this subject has shown that corporal punishment may increase the amount of externalizing behavior that children display rather than decreasing it. Other research on this subject has shown the opposite: Corporal punishment may not always be harmful or may only be harmful when it is harsh and excessive. Researchers that found an increase in externalizing behavior have hypothesized that children may model the parents' harsh behavior and therefore act out more after they have been spanked.
Parents must use discipline to teach children right from wrong. Some opinions still lean toward spanking being a form of abuse and that spanking a child is unacceptable because striking a young child will not actually teach them to be good. Some say spanking also hurts children mentally and spanking a child is no different from hitting someone else. Parent should have the choice to use spanking
Corporal punishment is a method used to discipline someone by using physical force to inflict pain. Many parents are guilty of using physical force to discipline their children at least once in a child’s lifetime. Sometimes parents can get so caught up in being angry with the child that all they can think about is hitting the child to get the child to listen to them. This, however, may not be the best way to discipline a child. This essay will discuss the parenting styles that use corporal punishment, the negative effects of corporal punishment on children, how parents model the use of corporal punishment to their children, and how parents can positively discipline their children without using physical force.
In a research project done using the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, researchers examined the antecedents of parents’ spanking behavior. This study represents an important step forward in understanding the profile of parents who spank their children. Even though the study had little theoretical orientation from which spanking could be predicted, it showed that younger mothers spank much more frequently than older mothers; that younger childre... ... middle of paper ... ... violence of corporal punishment. In addition, corporal punishment can and often does become abuse when parents are especially angry or stressed (Barnett, Miller-Perrin, Perrin 292). Finally, we need to know more about the personal resources of parents that can lessen the incidence of spanking.
In this type of parenting, spoiling the children’s behavior by giving bribes and gifts are their parenting tools instead of setting the boundaries and expectations. Parents are often afraid to set limits as they believe child has to be true to his or her own nature (Traunter, 2017). According to research (2009), children under the permissive parenting approach is more likely to display low achievement in many areas and develop other risky behaviors such as drug use and other forms of misconduct. Children under the permissive parenting grow up without the strong sense of self-discipline. Since the parents don’t set the boundaries for the children, they lack the skills in social setting.
Therefor the parents would not be using corporal punishment the correct way, but actually would be hurting the child. Many children that are spanked develop something called respect for others, but this would not be considered a mental illness. Most children ... ... middle of paper ... ...o punish their child, because none of them will work as well as spanking. So, as George Orwell once said, “I doubt whether classical education ever has been or can be successfully carried out without corporal punishment.” The world would not be better off without corporal punishment. Works Cited Davies, David.