They are more likely to rebel against corporal punishment than against other disciplinary techniques. They do not always think rationally like adults, but they do have an innate sense of fairness—though their standards are not the same as adults. Oftentimes, the sense of unfairness escalates to a feeling of humiliation. When punishment humiliates children they either rebel or withdraw. While hitting may appear to make the child afraid to repeat the misbehavior, it is more likely to make the child fear the offender.
Is Spanking A Problem Solver? Today's day and age parents try to steer clear of spanking their children and try a more modern approach on parenting trying to give a positive discipline. But does that solve everything? In this article “No Spanking, No Time-Out, No Problem” Alan Kazdin uses several elements throughout this article.
Spanking has been used for years to show kids right from wrong. Over the years, studies have been conducted to see the true harms and effects of what spanking really does to a child. There are two articles for spanking written by Matt Walsh and Robert Larzelere, and one article against spanking written by Murray Straus. Larzelere, Straus, and Walsh argue whether parents should spank their children as a form of punishment by using credibility, logos, and pathos.
My feelings regarding spankings are inappropriate because it models aggressive behavior in young children. 8. Spankings should be administered with care. 9. Corporal punishment is the use of physical force causing pain, but not wounds, as a means of discipline; such as spanking, shaking, slapping hands and etc.
Annotated Bibliography 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.
The parents thought that using spanking is help to control the children when they do wrong. As Dr. Jared Pringleton explains in Time magazine article in 2014 called “Spanking can be an appropriate form of discipline.” His inspiration was NFL player’s Adrian Peterson’s charges of abuse on his 4 year old child and the over the debate on spanking. Director of Focus for Family Counseling, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Pringleton believes when properly understood and administered, spanking is most effective as a deterrent for undesired behavior in preschoolers, and not infants. It should only be used when there is willful disobedience or defiance of authority and never mere childish
Spanking is a form of discipline that parents use towards their children when they are doing something that is deviant. However there are both pros and cons when it comes to spanking a child. A study done by Murray Strauss was conducted to see if spanking increased antisocial behavior in children. A total of 807 mothers, with children ages 6 to 9, were chosen in the study (Strauss, Sugarman, & Giles-Sims, 1997). The results showed that 45% of mothers that spank their children do it around 2.1 times a week (Strauss, Sugarman, & Giles-Sims, 1997).
As Karen Stephens (2007) said parent play a major role in how children turn out. Parent should try to use teaching method to help children to development a sense of responsibility. Also, parent should have more than one strategies to raise a child. The way you respond to a child’s manipulation as a baby sets the tone of the rest of the life together. In my opinion, parents should try to avoid spanking because those children are going to do the same thing on their siblings, their classmate or their friends.
If families do not have some form of discipline inside of their household things would begin to get out of control and become chaotic. So some parents choose to use spankings as a form of discipline. I think that spanking is necessary in raising children. In my household spanking was enforced for my siblings and I when we were younger, it was to teach us what’s right from wrong. Spanking is a disciplinary action where children can learn from it.
Of course, once the child is a little older they state that spanking should only be used if they are putting themselves or others in danger (206). Spanking should not be used to hurt your child, but only as a physical intervention (video). When you do spank your child, it is very important to explain to them why they are being punished (206). This is to ensure that the child knows why they are in trouble and, hopefully, keep them from doing it again. As stated earlier, most African Americans use spanking as punishment.
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Whether spanking is helpful or harmful to children continues to be the source of debate among both researchers and the public. Many argue that spanking your children helps inforce good behavior and is a form of discipline for the bad. Although this maybe the reason why parents spank their own children many say spanking is a form of abuse. They say spanking your child can cause mental health problems and can cause negative outcomes.
Growing up my parents ran a daycare in(at) our house so I was always surrounded by children (the good and the bad). My parents were the type who had no problem enforcing physical punishments such as spanking, the flick of the hand, a pop on the mouth, etc. All these punishments are within the definition of acceptable punishment as stated by Oklahoma law (qtd. ---). They practiced this on me, my siblings, and the daycare kids (with parental consent).