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Spannking Children Essay

analytical Essay
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From helping them read and write, to teaching them right from wrong, parenting is a huge job and adds a lot of pressure on parents because they want their child to succeed. However, different parenting styles brings on different characteristics and reactions out of their children, which is why when it comes to parenting, one is entitled to their own opinion on how to discipline their children accordingly. When it comes to disciplining, it can be done by taking away television time, phone time, or even taking away a favorite snack, but what about spanking as a form of discipline? Spanking by far, is considered the biggest controversy when discipline is being discussed, and there are many opinions on if spanking helps or hurts the child. With …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that one in eight children in the united states will experience spanking or physical treatment.
  • Analyzes how the article "spanking children: evidence and issues" creates a stronger argument because it outlies fundamental conceptual and methodological issues that may plague literature on spanking.
  • Explains that both articles are provided logical fallacies within their research. the controversy does not always fall in a grey area of the world.
  • Concludes that there are many methods that are right and wrong, such as noncorporal punishment, timeouts, etc., and that corporal punishment could lead to health issues in kids later life.
  • Explains that different parenting styles bring different characteristics and reactions out of their children, which is why they are entitled to their own opinion on how to discipline them.

In the second article, “Spanking Children: Evidence and Issues,” the history of the controversy starts with interpretation of the bible scripture Proverbs 23:13-14. This particular scripture states, “Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish them with the rod, they will not die. Punish them with the rod and save them from death.” (Prov 13:24,KJV) Although it may seem self-explanatory, depending on what side of the spectrum a person is on whether its pro-corporal punishment, anti-corporal punishment, or conditional corporal punishment will determine how one feels about spanking children. Another example of spanking dating back to the scripture can be seen in the second article, “Spanking and Children’s Externalizing Behavior Across the First Decade of Life” This particular scripture states, "He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes" (Prov 13:24, KJV). In both articles, it is seen that spanking has been passed down from one generation to the next, starting with the scripture. Furthermore, “Spanking and Children’s Externalizing Behavior Across the First Decade of Life:” claims spanking is important to the child’s development towards adolescent transition. There findings provided understanding towards family dynamics to help improve the transition …show more content…

The theme of logical follicles in both articles describe as false errors that could question the logic on the research. For example, in “Spanking and Children’s Externalizing Behavior Across the First Decade of Life: the bible interpretations of Proverbs 23:13-14 and how spanking children will result in them not being obedient and not lead them to a path of death or being spoiled which is an error of logic fallacy. “Spanking Children: Evidence and Issues” were the effects of very mild, occasional spanking isn’t well studied or sufficiently clear which makes it a logical fallacy. Also stated in the article there is no evidence of beneficial outcomes of mild spanking (Kazdin and Benjet, 2003). Unfortunately, the controversy does not always fall in a grey area of the world. If it was applicable it would lie on the limitations that form from the child’s gender, ethnicity, family stress, mother’s marital status and it could also be the severity of the subject of why the child is being spanked that can vary depending on the parent’s morals and values they hold their child to (Langford et al.,2012). The most appropriate article to side with based on evidence is “Spanking Children: Evidence and Issues”. The significance children have on the world is important, as parents the job towards making the world better by rearing children to become highly functional children mentally and physically and if corporal

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