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. A study on spanking was conducted that suggested low income families are more likely to use spanking for discipline tactics. Lisa Berlin, the study's lead author and research scientist at the Center for Child and family Policy at Duke University, also said that African-American children were spanked significantly more frequently than those from white and Mexican-American families. Many advocates of physical discipline believe it is acceptable as a traditional form of discipline, and/or that spanking is a necessary means of communicating a message about negative behavior to young children who may not understand verbal explanations. “Spare the rod and spoil the child. “Never spank a child in anger.
In many children with stronger wills, however, time outs often do not prove effective, so sometimes the frustration leads parents and guardians to utilize more traditional methods of discipline, and this includes corporal punishment. Many religious households tend to believe the Bible, and in the book of Proverbs it states, “Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them” (Proverbs 13:24, NIV). Corporal punishment can be an effective way to discipline one's children as long as it's not excessive, because spanking is an effective way to teach children to understand that deliberate disobedience causes future pain. Pain is a characteristic discipline for doing the wrong thing. Numerous parents who carry hostile feelings towards spanking contrast hitting kids with abusive behavior at home between a domestic couple. Lansford et al. performed a study that made a comparison of the relationship between abusive behavior within a domestic partnership and the spanking of children. In their study, they analyzed how moms who thought it was alright for spouses to hit them typically supported the use of corporal discipline (Lansford, et al). however, this is an extremely out of order comparison. One grown-up does not have any right to subject another developed grown-up to their disciplinary actions
However, raising kids is of course, a different relationship than between a husband and wife. Children do not have the ability to discern between right and wrong, and it is a guardian's responsibility to educate their child on their conduct until they become old enough and mature enough to make their own choices. This includes discipline or punishment, as appropriate, and this often should include minor pain and/or discomfort. If an adult commits a crime or does something lawfully out of order, they have to deal with the pain of the consequences. For example, a jail sentence is a totally miserable experience. Having one's freedom completely taken away is very painful. To give another example, if an adult decides to have unsafe sexual intercourse, they have to deal with the pain and discomfort of possibly getting an STD, which can not only be painful and harmful, but sometimes even fatal. Children, of course cannot comprehend the pain and misery of incarceration, and even fewer can understand the concept of death until they reach a certain age, but children absolutely can comprehen A community health sciences professor, by the name of Catherine Taylor, said, the odds of a child being more aggressive at age five increased by 50% if he had been spanked more than twice in the month before the study began.” As five-year-old, the kids who had been spanked were more likely than the non-spanked to be defiant, demand immediate satisfaction of their wants and needs, become frustrated easily, have temper tantrums, and lash out physically against other people or animals. The reason for the results of this study may be that corporal punishment can be said to instill fear rather than understanding. Children may learn to fear their parents rather than understanding why they were being spanked in the first place. Children may also grow to be more distant from their parents as they age if spanking is involved-possibly due to the fear of them. This can eventually lead to the delinquency said to come from spanking. An Alternate to Spanking
Instead of spanking, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends time outs. It would cause children to calm down and think about what they’ve done instead of physically causing them pain and avoiding the real problems. Also, parents may choose to discipline their children by using the following strategies: • Loss of privileges • Doing extra chores • Behavior checklist • Earlier bedtime Statistics: In the United States and all African and most Asian nations spanking, whipping, smacking, or slapping by parents is currently legal; it is also legal to use certain implements such as a belt or paddle. In Canada, spanking by parents or legal guardians (but nobody else) is legal, as long as the child is not under 2 years or over 12 years of age, and no implement other than an open, bare hand is used belts, paddles, etc. are strictly prohibited.
I WILL CHECK INTO THAT QUESTION, AND I WILL GET BACK TO YOU. A man named Desmond Runyan did a study that was published in August 2nd by the journal Pediatrics. Some of the findings include: Rates of harsh physical discipline revealed by the surveys were dramatically higher in all communities than published rates of official physical abuse in any country. Mothers with fewer years of education more commonly used physical punishment. The Rates of corporal punishment vary widely among communities within the same country.
Many people believe that by spanking our children we are teaching them to be bullies and to think that spanking leads to violent behavior in children. However, generations before have proven this theory flawed. Children of previous generations, including mine, were frequently terrified into conducting themselves appropriately from fear of the belt or switch, and in spite of all the spankings we received, none of the children I grew up with have become violent or forceful individuals, but have grown up to become decent members of society with respect for themselves and others. Sending children to "time out" simply doesn't work. Dr. Laura Markham's article “What's Wrong With Timeouts?” reported on a study which concluded that “timeouts are effective in getting toddlers to cooperate, but only temporarily. The children misbehaved more than children who weren’t disciplined with timeouts” (Markham). Time outs don't work because sending children to their room or into the corner doesn't actually persuade or convince children to fix their behavior, and it makes them feel like their parents For example, both the highest and lowest rates of hitting a child on the buttocks with an object (such as a paddle) were found in different communities in India. About one quarter of respondents in the U.S. sample used this form of punishment. The Harsh punishment of children by parents is not less common in countries other than the U.S. It may be more common, especially in low and middle-income countries. Although 24 countries have banned corporal punishment, this is only 12 per cent of the world's countries. Of the 24 countries with corporal punishment bans,19 are in Europe, including all of the Scandinavian and near Scandinavian countries Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Finland.
Children now even curse at their teachers, knowing that the worse thing that is going to happen to them is a timeout. Compare now to the olden days that schools were allowed to punish students corporally, the behavior of children in general was a lot better and children grew up with a lot more respect for teachers and other authority figures. Many psychologists now encourage parents not to discipline their children in any manner, but to find other methods of dealing with behavioral issues besides spanking and timeouts. Sometimes parents can be lax in their discipline, but each child is different; some have stronger wills than others. For example, I can count on one hand the number of spankings my sister received when young. I, however, had a really strong will and never wanted to obey, therefore, I received more discipline, and I am very thankful for it now. Of course, corporal punishment cannot be done violently or excessively, and when it is used it must be explained afterwards to the child why it had to be done. Psychologist Erica Goode reported findings of a study done by Dr. Robert Larzelere and discovered that in children under 7, no abusive spanking produced no harmful effects and reduced misbehavior (Goode). However, it must be stressed that the spanking has to be non-abusive. If spanking is not done correctly, if parents simply lash out at their kids and smack them simply whenever they feel frustrated, it ca
Spanking, if done properly has worked for generations and I will always feel it should be utilized if needed in child rearing. Children need to learn from a young age that deliberate disobedience can bring pain and discomfort, when children as well as later on in life and time outs and other forms of punishment do not enforce this concept like spanking does, if corporal punishment is utilized in a proper manner. If used the way that it's intended, spanking is a good resource that can and should be used by parents in the rearing of their children. CHILD REARING IS A BTCH, SPANKING IS IT RIGHT OR WRONG? IN THE END IS'S UP TO THE PARENT OR THE GARDIAN OF THE CHILD.
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