In this paper, I will argue and show parents how spanking and physically disciplining our children can have negative and detrimental consequences because it causes psychological damage, a lack of trust between child and parent, and when it is not done in the right mind set it can lead to more serious matters such as child abuse. “In 2012, a national survey showed more than half of women and three-quarters of men in the United States believe a child sometimes needs a "good hard spanking." ” Some may argue that spanking helps the child realize that their behavior is wrong and needs to be fixed, when parents discipline physically it might be a quick fix to stop the behavior, but as time goes on it does not only harm them physically but mentally and socially. While I agree that when a child’s behavior is wrong, we need to help them fix it, but I disagree that it should be done by physical punishment. Studies show that when kids are spanked or physically punished they tend to act out in the same way and choose to be aggressive like their parents.
Child abuse is, thus, the outcome of having cultured or experienced dysfunctional childcare practices, or not having learned these practices. For instance, someone may have violent behavior because he or she has learned it from other aggressive role models, thus they will rely on such ways to discipline their own children as punishment. Though this is theory takes into accounts the importance of the development of an adult, it could not explain why although boys and girls are likely to be abused, still men are mostly represented among the offenders. It could not suffer any abuse become abuser (CORBY, 1993; 2000; BROUGHAM, 1997; BROWNE, 1995; DEACON AND GOCKE,
In addition, “..juvenile justice systems have already lowered the age at which children could be transferred to adult courts sooner” (Garinger 93). This may have occurred due to many kids being tried as adults with first-degree murder due to planned events. Convicting a child to adults signifies that a child has done things compared and similar to adult action. Once a child is tried as an adult they are isolated and do not receive the attention they need. Trying them as adults will only make matters worse due to their inability to interact with society once set free.
Also, the evidence for why it should not be used is more factual based than the evidence for why it should be used. However, there will always be parents who still believe corporal punishment is for the good of the child. Children who are subjected to this form of punishment tend to project violence towards others because they view that as an acceptable form of behavior. In their minds, they do not see violence toward their peers any different than their parents physically punishing them. This cycle continues because when the children reaches adulthood, he or she will use corporal punishment on his or her child.
Studies do show more positive behavior in kids whose parents took parenting classes. However, data on the influence of parenting class on child maltreatment is still somewhat unknown and although studies are indicating a decrease in the maltreatment of children more work needs to be done. The other major argument against parenting classes that many feel parents shouldn’t have to take classes and take power into their own hands in raising their kids. Many parents also feel stressed out by parenting classes making them feel depressed and even more inadequate as parents when they don’t do
Corporal punishment has been talked about for many years if parents should or shouldn’t beat their kids. Many view that beating their kids, if other ways aren’t working, is a way to bring to their attention that the parent means business. Many studies have been taken opposing the use of corporal punishment but as today’s disrespectful children may need a few spanking to put them back on track. In an article called “8 Reasons to Spank your Kid” by LaShaun. Nicole Williams she gives 8 reasons why spanking your children is a good thing.
He calls many of these beliefs myths and proposes to why they are myths. One of the myths he found is that “Spanking Works Better”, Straus proves through research that spanking essentialy does not work better and that “time-outs” are just as effective. In my opinion Straus is wrong and research like that can never be 100 percent correct. “Time-Outs” when first introduced to a child might be very effective, but after much time and many “Time-Outs” that child will get used to it and not fear it anymore. A child will always fear coporal punishment because it is painful and nothing will change that.
However, just because they only have a mother does not mean they will end up violent. As long as their mother raises them correctly, they will be a well adjusted citizen. It is also stated that if a single mom has a child they may become poor. Robert Franklin, author of the article “Children Need Both Parents, Even after Divorce” , implies, “single mothers with children living with them are far more likely to live in poverty than is any other segment of society”. Now this may be true for single mothers who do not have a good career, but it is not true for all of them.
Contributing Factors in the Development in CD Psychosocial factor Peer influences have been considered as a contributing factors in the development of antisocial behaviors, and children with poor peer relationships has been linked to conduct problems. Research have found that children are more likely to engage with deviant peers in antisocial behavior, and children with conduct problems tend to have more conflict with prosocial peers (Fergusson, Vitaro, Wanner & Brendgen, 2007). The consequences of peer rejection are hostile and antisocial behavior children will likely to engage with other deviant children as young as five years old (Fergusson et al, 2007); and in their primary schooling they will have poor academic performances (Coie, 2004).
Askeland, Haugland, Stormark, Bøe and Hysing (2015), stated that probability of moderate and high levels of nonattendance were evident among girls, adolescents of low socioeconomic status, and those who were living alone or with peers. Moreover, recurring absences were apparent to adolescents with less educated mothers and those who are not living with their own family. Quite the opposite, Muula, Rudatsikira, Babaniyi, Songolo and Siziya (2012) who examined the prevalence and associated factors of truancy among grades 7-10 pupils, contrarily asserted that males more than females educed truancy. The results of their study also revealed that truancy was likely exhibited by older pupils as compared with those whose age were less than 14, and by pupils who shared negative feelings towards peers. Parental supervision was believed to be highly associated with truancy, however, association between grade level and truancy were found incoherent.
The study found that parents’ involvement in intimate partner violence predicted higher symptoms of trauma in offspring, but there were differences in association for mothers and fathers, which demonstrated mothers may be more directly relevant to child trauma symptoms (Ehrensaft, Knous-Westfall, & Cohen, 2016). Also, the study found that intimate partner violence predicted lower positive parenting and higher negative parenting (Ehrensaft, Knous-Westfall, & Cohen, 2016). This means that parents practice less child centering, less time was spent with the child, and they were not as close. It also means parents practice more dissatisfaction with the child, discipline, and perceived ineffectiveness. Another finding of the study, was that positive parenting would moderate the association of intimate partner violence with child trauma (Ehrensaft, Knous-Westfall, & Cohen, 2016).
Hope for Our Future Generations: Should Spanking Be Outlawed? Have you ever talked back to your parents? Hit one of your siblings? If you have, there’s is a 4/5 chance that you have been spanked at one point or another. Spanking is one of the many ways in which parents, all over the planet, discipline their children.