Spanking Annotated Bibliography

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The topic I chose to research is spanking considered child abuse? Spanking has been a debated topic for a long time. Many people believe corporal punishment is child abuse, and some believe spanking is a way of instilling right from wrong in a child. I personally believe spanking is okay to an extent, meaning you keep a level head. Corporal punishment has been around for many years. Older generations believe spanking is the way to go and it was acceptable. Now studies show spanking effects the child and their mental being.

1."To Spank or Not to Spank, Where Do You Draw the Line? -" CNN. Cable News Network, n.d. Web. 12 Oct. 2015.

Dr. David safir, a Pediatrician in California, and a father of five, believes
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"The Fallacies of Pro-Spanking Science: A Point-by-Point Rebuttal to the Apologetics of Two Pediatricians." The Fallacies of Pro-Spanking Science: A Point-by-Point Rebuttal to the Apologetics of Two Pediatricians. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Oct. 2015.

This article is about two pediatrician’s argument that corporal punishment is not a bad thing. A lot of parents believe physical punishment is harmful to a child. Here is a Counterpoint by a pediatrician. Any disciplinary physical, verbal or emotional, carried to an extreme can harm a child. Excessive scolding of child by a parent can be emotionally harmful. Time-outs for unreasonable amount of time can be harmful to a child. Without the use of spanking of a defiant child, a parent runs the risk of being inconsistent and rationalizing the child's behavior.

6. Bennett-Smith, Meredith. "Study Links Spanking Kids To Aggression, Language Problems." The Huffington Post., n.d. Web. 12 Oct.
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"Why Shouldn’t You Spank Your Kids? Here’s 9 Reasons." World of Psychology. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Oct. 2015.

This article explains spanking under minds the relationship between parent and child. Corporal punishment in the home has been banned in 31 countries, including Spain, Israel, Kenya and Costa Rica. No such prohibition exists in the United States, although 32 states have laws forbidding teachers and administrators from striking students. Spanking also violates a child's right to grow up free from being assaulted. People are very committed to the idea spanking is necessary, not because they want to hit their kids but because they believe it works when other things don't but spanking does not eliminate bad behavior.

I didn’t know that the topic I chose was such a complex topic. After researching both sides and how many people are against corporal punishment. I am still a believer of spankings when needed. If you tried resining with them and they still do not obey and timeouts do not work, spanking is the very last resort. Kids need to know that there are consequences to their actions. I feel like it makes them have respect and values in
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