It is effective in a way that children would know how to manage their own behavior to a certain situation, and they may know what is right and wrong. If ever the punishment has gone beyond discipline and turned out to violence, the child’s capability of doing the things that he/she does could be discriminated nor humiliated. The frequent use of punishment may disengage into acting younger. According to Lodhi & Siddiqui (2014), corporal punishment leave scars in the memories of children which are unforgettable and unhealed. The child’s development of anti-social behavior may possibly occur. Lowering of self-esteem can be a factor leading to a child’s perception that he/she is a bad person. Punishment involves a negative experience for the child that occurs after they have done a certain action, which the adult condemns. (Lodhi, M.S., & Siddiqui, J.A.,
According to Parenting Without Punishment: A Humanist Perspective part one written by Leaon F Seltzer discusses the scientific evidence against disciplining a child physically is indisputable. In others words, corporal punishment in a child development can affect the child’s growth. Not only is beating a helpless, dependent child morally questionable, it is also repeatedly been shown to be counter-productive. However, corporal punishment leads the child to do the wrong things because its showing harmful to the child’s sense of self and can damage its inflicts on the child. In addition to that, resent surveys were given to many parents about corporal punishment and two thirds of the parents responded saying, they approve on those actions. Also,
First of all, proponents claim that corporal punishment can cause the children different types of physical injuries, or even cause them to become paralyzed. Punching, slapping, smacking, kicking, and hitting are physical actions that can inflict terrible pain on the child’s weak body. According to Amber (2010), in “Corporal Punishment Should Not be Used to Punish Children,” a lot of parents fail to perceive that even the lightest paddle can cause serious injuries to a child. For example, lower back pain in adulthood is caused by hitting the lower end of the spinal column, which send shock waves up to the spine. According to the results of a 1995 Gallup survey, at least one in four parents confess to using an object to smack their kids in the name of discipline (National Coalition to Abolish Corporal Punishment in the School, 2001). Many parent...
The use of corporal punishment is not effective, and can have negative long term effects on children. Of the many different forms of discipline, corporal punishment is one of them. This act of punishment can be defined as the intentional infliction of pain on the body, usually done on children by spanking or with a paddle. Though there are parents who still do this in their household, it is not necessary or very effective long-term. Being that it is a true public health issue in the United States, both the society that we live in and the mental health of children are clearly at stake when it comes to physical punishment. It is important that parents and legal guardians understand what their limits are and if physical punishment should be acceptable today.
The term corporal punishment means the intentional infliction of pain on the body for purposes of punishment and includes slapping, hitting with objects, pinching, shaking and forcing to stand for long periods of time (Epoch 1). Family researchers define corporal punishment as " the use of physical force aimed at causing children to experience pain but not injury, for the purposes of correction and control of youthful behavior" (Day 83). Spanking is one form of physical or corporal punishment (Epoch 1).
The researchers find that frequent use of corporal punishment on three-year-olds (spanking more than twice over the course of a month) was associated with increased aggressive behavior at five years of age…even "minor" forms of corporal punishment, including spanking, increase children's risk of aggressive behavior
Research done by leading pediatricians, the American Psychological Association, and countless other sources since the 1960’s have completely revolutionized parenting and fundamentally changed how parents raise their kids. From a child’s nutrition to what your kids should watch on TV have been extensively studied, but none other more than corporal punishment as a means of discipline. Arguably one of the most difficult things any parent has to face when raising a child is discipline. Many parents, whether having their first child or already raising a family, often ask themselves: is corporal punishment an acceptable form of discipline and what effect could it have on my child? Like Dr. Spock wrote in his parenting guide, “The best test of a punishment is whether it accomplishes what you are after without having harmful effects” (Spock & Needlman, 2004, p. 427). I believe corporal punishment is not an effective form of discipline because it is aggressive and violent behavior, its overall ineffectiveness in stopping repetitions of the negative behavior, and the damaging short and long term effects it has on a child’s psyche.
One area that spanking negatively impacts a child is in his or her social development. Social development is when a child learns to engage with his or her friends, family, and community. This is crucial in a child’s life because it helps a child to form friendships, learn how to play, share with other kids, and can even predict a child’s future behavior. Spanking can interfere with a child’s social development by inhibiting a child from establishing relationships with others which can then result in a child becoming antisocial. Research has shown that there is a positive association between kids who are spanked and end up antisocial when they grow up. Vuchinich and colleagues, author of Parenting, Peers and the Stability of Antisocial Beh...
Corporal and children punishment is the form of punishment which can include beating, branding, blinding, flogging and other physical pain to restrict unbearable behavior and reforming wrongdoer. Corporal punishment can be judicial corporal punishment, school corporal punishment and domestic corporal punishment. The effects of corporal punishment against children cannot be ignored. In most of the developed nations corporal punishments do not exists (Soneson, 2005). Despite corporal and children are adopted by some families to restrict their children for doing any unnecessary activity but the negative impact cannot be impact. The negative impact of corporal punishment moves beyond its advantages.Families often implement corporal and children punishment to teach their children lesson about any wrongdoings. But punishment can hardly teach children lessons as it can influence to violent behaviors from children (Bitensky, 2006). National surveys reveals that the methods that are used in United States such as pulling ears, shaking, kicking, swatting, pinching, using hair brushes and belts to stop children from doing any unwanted behavior. These methods are applied to the children who are less than 8 years of age (Hunt, 2001). Another survey show that 35% of the parents agree to implement any one or two strategies to babies who are one year old. For some of the parents the applications of these punishments arecruel which lead them to apply suitable punishment to children which would help to change the mentality and any wrong doings (Glenn, 2001). According the data release in United States, it is been revealed that more than 223,190 students are subject to physical punishment from faculties or teachers in the year 2005-2006 (Tunner, 20...
...bad behavior. However, I cannot completely agree with physical punishment. It is largely because the effects of corporal punishment are just temporary. Also, according to studies, physical punishment has had a bad effect on students such as students imitating the corporally-punishing behavior of their parents or teachers and reducing self-esteem and the IQ of children. Corporal punishment can be abused as well. Most teachers are now using corporal punishment out of anger instead of using it to correctly change behavior of students. Spanking children is an action that goes against the times and it is time for a change in the world. Corporal punishment isn’t the best way to discipline children. There are other ways like encouragement and consultation. All in all, I can say without hesitation that we should find other means of discipline instead of corporal punishment.
Several forms of emotional damage have been associated with physical punishment in children such as confusion, aggressive behaviors, and mental illnesses. These are all signs of abuse or to be more specific a parent that did not fully understand the limitations of the biblical approach. On the other hand, are these factual claims? Not even research can back these claims up. Afifi, T. O., Monta, N. P., Dasiewicz, P., MacMillan, H. L., & Sareen, J. (2012) authors of a journal called Physical Punishment and Mental Disorders: Results From a Nationally Representative US Sample clearly state that research is flawed and no findings can be proven to show a link between physical punishment and mental disorders. Parents may have heard “spare the rod, spoil the child” but there is more behind that saying. The Bible does not say to use excessive force it tells a parent to use their love and words of knowledge to correct a child.
Allen: I do not think so. As I already mentioned, our teachers can use other methods to promote studies. Corporal punishment may hurt student’s dignity, which may cause lots of potential mental problems that will affect their future life.
“It hurts and it’s painful inside – it’s like breaking your bones; it’s loud and sore, and it stings; it feels like you’ve been adopted or something and you’re not part of their family; you feel like you don’t like your parents anymore; you feel upset because they are hurting you, and you love them so much, and then all of a sudden they hit you and you feel as though they don’t care about you” (Pritchard 9). These are the feelings of those juveniles who suffer from corporal punishment. Corporal punishment has been one of the main topics of research in Psychology in last few decades. Although people had believed, “Spare the rod and spoil the child” but in the present age of science, research has revealed that the corporal punishment causes more harm to the children instead of having a positive effect on them. According to UNICEF, “Corporal punishment is actually the use of physical measures that causes pain but no wounds, as a means of enforcing discipline” (1). It includes spanking, squeezing, slapping, pushing and hitting by hand or with some other instruments like belts etc. But it is different from physical abuse in which punishment result in wounds and the objective is different from teaching the discipline. Although Corporal punishment is considered to be a mode of teaching discipline and expeditious acquiescence, however, it leads to the disruption of parent-child relationship, poor mental health of juveniles, moral internalization along with their anti-social and aggressive behaviour and it is against the morality of humans.
Corporal punishment is the physical disciplinary method used by parents, teachers, and school administrators in an effort to correct a child’s undesirable behaviors. The use of physical force is one that is often times controversial and usually evokes very strong reactions. These feelings surface, and opposing views clash, when scandals surrounding corporal punishment hit the media and heated arguments in the comments section of articles emerge. While corporal punishment occasionally makes its way into the limelight, it is a decision all parents are faced with eventually and often times daily. For example, when a toddler is sprawled out on the grocery store floor kicking, hitting, and flinging