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.
Bullying is undesirable, antagonistic manner among school going children that involves a real alleged power discrepancy. The power imbalance comes about because the bullies uses their physical strength, their power, embarrassing information, obnoxious language, or their reputation to control or maltreat other kids. The bullies are prone to recap the behavior over time. The act for bullying is agonizing because those bullied are long affected by the act and may live in fear in their life. Issues have arisen whether the bully should receive a special form of punishment at a particular age because just like the other offenses bullying should be punishable.
Maltreatment of a child can come in many different forms. Personally I think that physical child abuse is the worse because some children get hit for unnecessary reasons. Majority of children being abused would not tell since they are scared of their abuser. Children are more likely scared of their abuser when the abuser randomly decides to spank them just to relieve some stress that the child is causing at that moment. Signs of physical abuse in children could be bruises on covered body parts, hand print bruises, burn marks, fractures, and history of consistent
Children become adapted to such form of punishment. Harsh punishments do not work on teenagers. . Hitting a child might at times lead to unforeseen consequences; result to a physical damage such as; body injuries, loss of an eye, and other health problems which at times leads to death. A cause of psychological damage to children is very common with such forms of punishment.
An influence of abuse also relates to the idea of an abusive familial cycle (Fagan, 2005). The familial cycle typically occurs when an individual experiences physical punishment as a child, and then as an adult will continue the chain of physical actions (Fagan, 2005). The pattern typically will repeat— therefore creating the cycle within the family system (Fagan, 2005). The Impact on Child Victims The use of physical discipline arises an abundant amount of negative outcomes for the children impacted by the physical punishment. Typically, the physically punished child will result in having several psychological troubles fro... ... middle of paper ... ...reate an abusive situational outcome.
Parental corporal punishment is usually restricted to physical contact "with an open hand, and to contact on extremities or buttocks", as in spanking, strapping, smacking, beating, or whipping (Remus 22). Behaviors that do cause risk injury (e.g., punching, kicking, burning) are considered physical abuse (Gershoff, "Corporal" 540). Parents punish their children physically for discipline. However, parents' corporal punishment may inadvertently result in child physical abuse administered by their anger. Sometimes they even intended to harm a child.
A child’s upbringing is argued by many researchers to be key to how they will go on to treat their own children in the future. This can surely be argued to be a negative effect of physical punishment. It is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the effects of what severe punishment may have on a child. Later convictions of violence and the evidence of damaging effects on well-being, corporal punishment has on children is overwhelming. However, it is not ingrained that corporal punishment is definitely damaging.
Should corporal punishment, more specifically, spanking be outlawed? Do most people even know what corporal punishment is, what affects it has on those who receive it, who is incorporating it into their discipline, and what benefits corporal punishment might have? Spanking is the most controversial form of corporal punishment historically and in our society today. Spanking is a form of punishment that involves an adult striking the buttocks of an infant, toddler, child, or teenager. Proponents of spanking say that it is a form of discipline that will help the child know they made a mistake or did something wrong.
This paper focuses on the views of corporal punishment as it relates to the discipline of children and why the topic is so controversial. The paper will state various definitions of corporal punishment as well as a brief history of punishing children with physical force. The paper will also state the alternatives and disadvantages as a discipline tool for children why corporal punishment may not be the best method of punishment for children. The paper highlights research and experiments performed with regard to punishing children as well as states statistics of physical abuse and lists some alternatives of corporal punishment that are just as effective. Corporal Punishment as a Means of Discipline for Children Corporal punishment has been around for years and is commonly a huge debate amongst families, schools and psychologists.
Well, more abuse like Becca's happens to children in today's society and they are victims of just those things. Many people may not realize this but child abuse has become prevalent in the United States throughout these past couple of years. Not only are children being physically abused but they are also being sexual abused, emotionally abused and neglected by people that are suppose to be the closest to them. There are many signs and effects of abuse, depending on the child that is being abused. Throughout this paper, each form of abuse will be addressed and those forms will be analyzed to find a proper treatment for these problems.