How Does Physical Punishment Raise Children

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Physical Punishment is Good Practice for Raising Children. Today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders. If today they are nourished well, it is assured we will have a changed and prosper tomorrow. In other words, “There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children” (Nelson Mandela). Disciplining children is a vital part of parenthood. Every parent is responsible to raise their children with affection, kindness and sincerity. Sometimes children may do an act which is not appropriate or is annoying. Therefore, parents use various tactics to train their children, among which is physical punishment. Physical punishment, also called corporal punishment, is doing anything that causes pain and affliction to someone for the purpose of correction and improvement. However, I believe that physical punishment is an ineffective and noxious method of raising children, because it can not only cause physical injury, but also can cause mental problems, and can lower self-esteem.…show more content…
Physical punishments, such as spanking, slapping, hitting and many other means of causing pain can bring up physical injury; even though, if it is not intended. It is assumed, every children at least once experience physical punishment in his/her life, however, a survey led by Murray A. Straus and Julie H. Stewart, called "Corporal Punishment by American Parents," in 1999, reported that low-income parents were the most likely to use physical punishment. Moreover, sometimes physical punishment can result in permanent damage to an organ of a child’s body or can lead to disability. For instance, boxing on the ear can burst an eardrum, spanking can injure muscles, the sciatic nerve, or hitting a child's hands can injure bones, blood vessels, joints and

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