Spanking Children

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Who doesn't recall meeting a child who needed a good hard spanking? While children can be charming and delightful it is usually the two legged terror that get's noticed the most. Who hasn't heard or at least participated in some gossip or side conersation if yu will, regarding what should be done? Parents who have unruly children on a regular basis or even rarely are under the gun to address it. How they adress it is up for debate in todays more child friendly environment Some feel it is the only thing that works but most are simply familiar with it and are not aware of the implications as most parent's are unlikely to download Dr. Spocks lates in greatest to their ereader, nor are they likely to wait on a reply from Dear Abby on what to do about discipline.While parents care for their children and undoubtedly want the best for them, child rearing is traditional and passed from generation to generation.While spankings have always been and are still thought to be an effective tool to counteract and prevent misbehavior in children, it has not only been proven ineffective it has been proven to be potentially harmful. As mentioned spanking is a tradition or culture that is not limited to the United States or this continent. (give facts.) so many other countries have banned spanking. Spanking children as punishment, also referred to as Corporal punishment is also tied tsome forms of christianity. “Spare the rod spoil the child” is a popular saying that has come to mean God not only permits corporal punishment for children but warns of the repurcussions for not doing so. It is important to note that there are Christians who deny the practice ... ... middle of paper ... ...Web. 06 Dec. 2013. Gershoff, E. T. (2008). Report on Physical Punishment in the United States: What Research Tells Us About Its Effects on Children. Columbus, OH: Center for Effective Discipline. Lee, Shawna J., Inna Altschul, and Elizabeth T. Gershoff. "Does Warmth Moderate Longitudinal Associations Between Maternal Spanking And Child Aggression In Early Childhood?."Developmental Psychology 49.11 (2013): 2017-2028. Academic Search Premier. Web. 8 Dec. 2013. "Physical Punishment and Mental Disorders: Results From a Nationally Representative US Sample." Physical Punishment and Mental Disorders: Results From a Nationally Representative US Sample. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Dec. 2013. Smith, Brendan L. "The Case against Spanking." Monitor on Psychology 4th ser. April.43 (2003): n. pag. Web. 05 Dec. 2013. .
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