Being abused as a child or witnessing the abuse of others at home can cause aggression and violence for the child later in life. When a child witnesses abuse, it becomes their horrific norm. The child may realize the harm the abuser is inflicting and feel anger toward the abuser for hurting someone they like. Serotonin is the “self-control” (Jackman) chemical which means it is in control of a significant amount of emotions. Serotonin has “long been known to play an important role in regulating anger and aggression” (“Brain Chemicals Involved”) so it is a major factor in aggressive people.
With plenty of ethos support, Smith stated, “There are indirect changes in how children think and feel about things.” This article also strongly addressed opposing views. There is a lack in positive studies about physical punishment but hundreds of studies with negative outcomes. There are other effective ways to discipline children without being physical. Parents should talk with their children about appropriate means of resolving conflicts, Gershoff says. Building a trusting relationship can help children believe that discipline isn’t arbitrary or done out of anger.
As long as former child soldiers show that they will not recommit their acts of violence, they should be granted amnesty. Child soldiers are often forced into being violent. They shouldn’t be held responsible for things that they were essentially forced to do. Although there is plenty of evidence showing that child soldiers should be given amnesty, some may argue the opposite. People may say that they could sacrifice their own lives instead of killing others, but that is too much to expect of kids.
Spanking Makes a Parent Wrong, Not a Misbehaved Child Despite being commonly practiced throughout society, spanking remains a highly controversial topic. Spanking is analogous to abuse in nature- it involves inflicting pain (usually by hand) onto the rear of a child in response to socially unacceptable behavior. A 2013 study conducted by The Harris Poll revealed horrifying statistics that eighty-one percent of Americans believe it is “sometimes appropriate” to spank their children (Corso) in order to establish discipline. Although this is believed by many parents to promote good behavior, it in fact does the opposite. Parents should not have the right to spank their children because it is not an effective method of changing behavior, it is
Responsibility should fall on whoever knowingly, willingly, and with intent carried out or caused the crime in question. “Most children are forcibly recruited and even when they enlist they may not have thought carefully about their decision or made an informed choice.” (Child Soldiers, Prosecution, 10). In some cases, the children are not responsible for their actions because they are forced to perform them. In this situation the responsibility would fall on their commanders, but not all circumstances are the same. “Many children volunteer
It is society and people that imposed biased views into the young generations that cause adults to be prejudiced. Children are the best examples of this because more times than not, they do not exhibit signs of discrimination despite prejudices in society. Fricker gives Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird as an example of a nondiscriminatory child, in spite of the highly racist community she lived in. Another factor for Scout, and most other children, is how prejudiced their parents are and teach their child to be. A parent who teaches their child to be relatively unprejudiced against all people will then have a child who does not think that discrimination is the norm, despite societal rules.
Spanking is used widely around the world as a form of discipline towards a child; however, some people say this action may be considered child abuse. According to childhelp.org, child abuse can be defined as when, “a parent or caregiver, whether through action or failing to act, causes injury, death, emotional harm or risk of serious harm to a child.” Child maltreatment can come in the forms of neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation and emotional abuse. However, spanking does not fall under the category of child abuse because it does not cause serious injury or long-term emotional abuse. Signs of a child being physically abused include bruises, cuts, burns, fractures, internal injuries or brain damage. When none of these characteristics are present, it cannot be considered child abuse.
Are child soldiers victims or perpetrators? Everywhere around the world children are being locked up in jails, and detained to murders and crimes they were forced to enact. Child Soldiers are victims because they were not offered a choice, except life or death and children are easily tricked by commanders and other adults. The first reason child soldiers are victims is because they are too young to understand. For example, children do things because they know the consequences but they don't fully understand.
For the most part, physical damage sustained in a fist fight heals, especially damage that is sustained during the resilient childhood years. What is far more difficult to mend is the primary wound that bullying victims suffer which is damage to their emotions; to their identities. Bullying is an attempt to instill fear and self-loathing. Being the repetitive target of bullying damages your ability to view yourself as a desirable, capable and effective individual. It only means that words also harm us not only by hurting us physically from time to time but words also take a lot more damage to us emotionally.
I was beaten. I was made to do things that no human bein’ would want to do”. It’s difficult to grow up in an abusive environment, it can impair the child’s self-esteem; it affects them by not having a normal life. One of the causes of serial killer’s experience as children is being abused or neglect. Robert Ressler and Tom Shachtman interview dozens of killers and founded that there was a similar pattern of severe childhood neglect.