utilizing the fact that “our brains are wired to pick up negative things in the environment.
While it is becoming common knowledge spanking has negative impacts on the emotional and psychological health of children, the practice still endures in American society. This is because our society regards the practice as one rooted in the saying, “Spare the rod, spoil the child.” In addition, this concept of discipline is believed by some to be a means of teaching a child their place in the world. Though this phrase and system derives from Judeo-Christian faith, in modern times it has become a senseless punishment tradition. The way in which religious customs turn into pointless ideologies or means to obtain the upper hand is frightening. As seen in “The Lottery,” by Shirley Jackson and, “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” by Flannery O’Connor,
Kids that are spanked are more likely to kit others. Kids will follow in their parents footsteps. They were raised that way so they think it is okay. They don’t really know any other way to resolve a problem than by hitting. So if a kid gets into an argument at school they are more likely to hit their peers and other people. And when kids turn into adults, they are more likely to hit their spouses when they are having an argument. They are also more likely to hit their own kids when they get older because that is what they were taught (“Should You Spank Your Kids”,2016).
To me spanking should be the last thing a parent need to use as a punishment. I do occasionally spank my children, but only after I have tried everything else (i.e multiple warnings, time outs , and loose privileges). However, as my children gets older I am noticing that I am spanking them less because they are getting to the age where I can talk to them and reason with them more. As a child I was spanked quite often, mostly by my teacher. I grew up in a country where teachers are free to spank children in classrooms whenever they feel the need to. At home my mother was in charged of spanking me and I don't feel like she ever got carried away with it. I never tried to hide or lied my way out a spanking because ,as we all knows, that usually
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. Many oppose spanking as a form of discipline because psychologists, therapist, counselors plus many others have researched the behavioral, psychological and emotional effects. Some have found that it can lead to depression, delinquency etc. I do not think that spankings cause negative affects because of studies and personal experience. Certain circumstance in the household along with spanking may lead to negative outcomes.
Would you say that spanking is appropriate? Many people say yes, because it has been used as a means of punishment for so long; however, more and more people are beginning to realize that corporal punishment may lead to even more problems in the future. Many factors can contribute to your opinion on spanking, such as your ethnic group and religion. For example, African Americans and people who translate the bible literally are more likely to use spanking as a means of punishment (206). There are many good arguments for both sides; however, it is clear that spanking is not necessary and can be avoided completely
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 the years progressed and the spanking continued, Antisocial Behavior tended to worsen as well. The study also found that when parents reduced their tendency of spanking, Antisocial Behaviors tended
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). In different instances, this would come up in conversations and the reactions were for the majority “that’s awful” or “poor thing” or “I can’t understand how anyone could do such a thing” and I never fully understood why. My mother was raised with an abusive father and a compromising mother (who too was dealing with the abuse), so I have seen how a negative experience can have a positive impact/result (message) on a person/child. I have now grown a curiosity to understand the different limits of child abuse and believe what my parents did benefitted me and any other children who received this discipline. With that in mind, I am going to define, and explore different aspects of child abuse with some modern examples.
Spanking is a type of physical punishment involving the act of striking another person to cause pain, generally with an open hand. More severe forms of spanking, such as switching, paddling, belting, caning, whipping, and birching, involve the use of an implement instead of a hand. Parents tend to spank their child to discontinue an undesired behavior. Throughout history there have been many forms of punishment, such as spanking, grounding, and timeouts. However, have you ever thought about the way it affects a child’s life? What is the long term outcome? Is there a better way to assist the situation? Many parents feel that it is unnecessary to spank a child because it is not okay to hit, on the other hand, other parents view it as a way of getting the child’s attention and telling them “No.” There are just as
For many, spanking a kid is deemed to be one of the best ways to raise a kid. Since the previous generations, also known as the older generations were raised this mode, many accredit that applying the almost exact same method on their kids can lead these youngsters to learn and grow straight, therefore expecting that a spanked kid will aftermath in a prospective society with future gracefully informed and well educated adults. However, corporal punishments aren’t indeed the appropriate way neither the best solution to deal with the misbehavior of a little bairn.