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Why Is Spanking Too Much For Children?

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Spank Those Kids Arguments arise when the topic of “spanking” comes up. There are good and bad feelings that are brought out about it. The world has different opinions on how misbehavior should be handled. Race, ethnicity, and age also have influenced how spanking is looked upon. Is spanking too much for children? Is spanking just beating children? This tool is used too get the attention of the child in a firm manner. Spanking is an effective way to show punishment, although it is looked upon as a crime in today’s era through the nation’s eye. Parents use spanking as a tool to correct their child’s misbehavior. Misbehavior by children is an act of disobedience toward an adult or guardian. The correct way of spanking should be done out of love and compassion by the parent by pointing out the error in the child’s behavior. After a parent takes …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that spanking is an effective way to show punishment, although it is looked upon as a crime in today's era through the nation’s eye.
  • Explains that parents use spanking as a tool to correct their child's misbehavior.
  • Analyzes how spanking can have positive and/or negative effects. there are no racial lines and more than 50% of americans spank their children.
  • Explains that many children view spanking as punishment and not as a disciplinary action. as children grow, they should not fear their parents but respect their parent's role in their lives.
  • Explains that spanking is an effective way to show punishment, although it is looked upon as a crime in today's era through the nation’s eye.

Over time as children grow and mature, they start to understand why they were spanked if was done without abusive actions. Parents admit by saying, “spanking my child hurts me way more than it hurts them.” (Patrick) Many adults who grew up in homes where spanking was the main source of punishment, agree that their mother’s spankings were more gentle while the father’s punishments were often associated with anger. As children grow, they should not fear their parents but have a respect for their parent’s role in their lives. An article about a woman who was raised in a Baptist home says, “The distinction seemed so obvious and significant when I was young, but as an adult I find it impossible to explain. Parent-child violence in one context was clearly abuse, while parent-child violence in another context was clearly discipline. One was unconscionable, the other justified, even morally mandated. One was hate, and the other, love” (Patrick). The moral of spanking isn’t for the parent to relieve anger but to discipline the child in his/her

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