American Academy of Pediatrics, an agency dedicated to the health of all children, provides an informative article regarding corporal punishment. One article in particular that caught my attention is entitled "The Pediatrician and Corporal Punishment,” by Morris A. Wessel. Wessel states, "The ‘spare the rod and spoil the child’ philosophy is deeply ingrained in American child rearing. This allows–indeed encourages–many parents and other adults caring for children to spank or hit with the hand, belt, or paddle, or to force a child to stand for long periods of time or to institute other immoderate measures when disciplining seems to be necessary." “Spare the rod and spoil the child” has been taken to an all new level; child abuse has increased to an all new high as many children are dying at the hands of their caregiver or adult in charge of
Another important finding is that children that are spanked tend to display aggressive behavior over time. An assistant professor by the name of Catherine Taylor conducted a study of over two-thousand children to show how aggression played a role in students that were spanked in comparison to those that were not. According to Taylor, “children who have been spanked are at a greater risk of becoming bullies.”(Favela). Disciplining a child by spanking them might cause pain for only a brief amount of time, but it is not worth the long-term problems that it could possibly cause. Any parent that chooses to discipline a child through the use of spanking should consider the harm and injustice that they are inflicting by doing so.
Robert Ressler and Tom Shachtman interview dozens of killers and founded that there was a similar pattern of severe childhood neglect. It’s important in the child’s development process to let them know about trust, empathy and how to interact with human beings. And if not teaching them basic rules growing up it will be impossible later in
With that in mind, I am going to define, and explore different aspects of child abuse with some modern examples. Some people believe that physical punishments can be degrading and negatively affect the mental health of the child compared to those who think it teaches discipline and how to respect others without any significant damage to the child 's psyche. Oklahoma law states that acceptable punishment is when “Parents/other
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. Introducing the first article is a blog by Matt Walsh, who claims to be “a blogger, writer, speaker, and professional sayer of truth”.
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.
Written Satire Assignment Child-Safety Experts Call for Restrictions on Childhood Imagination http://www.theonion.com/article/child-safety-experts-call-for-restrictions-on-chil-2151 Target: The satirical article primarily targets panic stricken and overprotective parents who go beyond regular measures to protect and ensure the safety of their children. The target of this satire also extends to educators, government agencies, and others given roles centered around children. Main Idea: The article opens with The Department of Health and Human Services issuing guidelines to assist parents in suppressing their children’s imaginations. Inauthentic child safety experts later proclaim that imagination is linked to severe physical injuries in
The practice of spanking often correlates with children developing into violent adolescents. In addition to its ineffectiveness at correcting children’s behaviour, spanking can lead to life long side effects. Long term effects of corporal punishment that children develop include mental health issues, increase in delinquent behaviour during childhood, criminal behaviour and negative parent-child relationships. (Sage Journals, 2000) In addition to long term side effects that corporal punishment has on children, national professional organizations agree and strive to eliminate corporal punishment. The American Academy of Paediatrics
I think the base of information on children discipline them any form of a spanking is harmful to children’s development. I believe that children are watching how we behave and will model those two others. When children experience a spanking typically the parent’s mood is upset and happens in a heated moment. Which the child is usually the result of getting a spanking that depends on how to anger a parent feels. Spank a child that in front of others or with the intention of humiliating or embarrassing that child is just lower down that child self-esteem.
“The age of the adolescent plays a role on how much the child will be impacted by the transition to a stepfamily. Around the age of ten years old is when I typically see potential conflict between child and stepparent starting to form. Parents and stepparents must carefully think about the mental well being and health of the child being affected in the divorce process because it can be very traumatic for the children. If decision making is done appropriately than transitional family structure can be beneficial to the child,” Dr. Pitts said. According to The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, external and internal conditions occur when adolescents experience divorce-related stressors, such as the remarriage of one of their biological parents.