Spanking Research Paper

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Spanking is a form of corporal punishment that is commonly used to discipline children all around the world. This form of punishment typically consists of an adult striking the child’s bottom or hand as a reaction to unwanted behavior. There are many arguments that are made on whether a child should be spanked or not, many people tend to believe it’s fair while other believe it’s simply wrong. A growing body of research has shown that spanking and other forms of physical discipline can pose serious risks to children, but many parents aren’t hearing the message. Those who do not believe in spanking say spanking is a form of child abuse. That it shows children the idea of violence at a young age. So the question is whether spanking will cause…show more content…
But the point being when the kids are at a younger age and they get spanked what are they going to automatically assume is okay? To hit of course! By then you’re trying to teach them that hitting is a bad thing to do, but you go back on your word by “hitting” or “punishing” them when they do something bad. How is that going to help them in any way from knowing right from wrong? Spanking has been around for quite some time; Thousands of years at least. In 1965 spanking was alive and well. Some children were not spanked much, but they contend that each one was memorable. So maybe going back and remembering that when they got spanked it wasn’t for something they did well, they’ll understand that hitting is a bad thing to do. Although at the ripe age of two years, there’s no way to be certain that the kid will understand exactly what they’re trying to teach when the person says hitting is bad but yet you go back and spank their bottom the moment that get into something that the parent doesn’t…show more content…
However some people do believe since spanking has been around for thousands of years that it is a very effective way to punish children all around the world. Some people swear by the idea that spanking teaches lessons and teaches them to not come back and do the same thing again. Opposes such as the people who took a poll for ABC News “Sixty-five percent of Americans approve of spanking children, a rate that has been steady since 1990. But just 26 percent say grade-school teachers should be allowed to spank kids at school; 72 percent say it shouldn 't be permitted, including eight in 10 parents of grade-schoolers.” People believe that this is a form of the kid will respect the parent and then they’ll stop doing whatever it is that the parent doesn’t like. But this is not true. This will make the child fear the parent and believe that anything they do badly will result in spanking of some kind. So what’s there to say that if a kid that does something bad on the playground at school the kid who gets spanked at home won’t want to hit that kid back for doing something that wasn’t “approved” of in his/her household? It’s about time spanking comes to an end.” But spanking doesn’t work.” says Alan Kazdin, PhD, a Yale University psychology professor and director of the Yale Parenting Center and Child Conduct Clinic. “You cannot punish out these behaviors that you do not want,” says Kazdin, who served as APA president in 2008. “There
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