were established against child abuse. After then, however children started getting in more trouble. Most kids now a days do illegal things. Now police are always patrolling where kids hang out at, and many rights have been taken away from children due to behavior. Before putting your hands on your child was illegal, adolescents used to behave so well. After child abuse laws have been passed, children do not have the same respect they did before. Children now a days do not think of consequences when doing things because they feel there is no consequence. If parents are no longer hitting children then what can be done to scare children into not making the same bad decisions? Taking something away from someone only works if it is something the person values. ”It takes a few years for them to be able to make a clear connection between their behavior and the loss of the toy”.(The BabyCenter Editorial Team 2013) Unlike taking away things, the spanking method will always have the same outcome. It does not matter if someone wants to be spanked or not, the pain receptors in the body sense pain. For example, a person that as a younger age always had things taken away. The person never got spanked, or hit from the parent. The child always acted up in school and would hurt siblings. With age, the child continued getting worse and never received a hitting. After a while the person had even tried drugs at a teenager. The parent had been informed by others that they child wasn’t acting ideally, and that the parent was too nice. After that night they mother whooped her son’s butt for trying the new drug, and that kid never tried it again. The mother also started hitting her child when bigger rules were broken. After a few months of getting smacked around the kid started acting very friendly, and grew a great amount of respect towards his mother, and all others. Spanking can shape people into being a superb child. “In 1974, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act was enacted by Congress” (laws.com 2013). Before 1974, however children were a lot more obedient. People have said that before the 70’s that people could be more trusted, and children had a lot more respect than they do in this time. When children were getting spanked, or for some beaten, they dreaded the beatings and would not try to replicate the bad decisions. The same crimes did not happen again. When people even just threaten spanking the other person gets frightened. This just shows that spanking would ‘scare someone straight’. No one would want to get a stinging slap for something that obviously is not right. If a person had a choice, more than likely they would just not do the bad act, hence how spanking works! For example, at the mall there are a lot of children. Since there are so any toddlers and young kids, there are designated play areas and jungle gyms. The malls are required to provide rules for the babies, as well as the parents to follow. When the rules of the mall are broken the mall
December 3, 2014
Spanking Should Be Considered Child Abuse
Some parents in my country believe that spanking is a form of disciplining their children rather than child abuse. They claim that spanking is something that does not hurt such as a mild slap on the buttocks for their children that make their child remembers what their mistakes were. More and more people are starting with that statement that spanking it not child abuse. They think that is the best action for their child. However, these parents…
Effects of Spanking on Children
Disciplining children is every parent’s job, but should punishment include spanking? Some parents believe that spanking young children is a form of abuse towards them, while other parents believe it is a good form of discipline because they feel like it is effective. Even though spanking a child is a form of discipline that has been used by many parents for centuries; in many cases, it can get out of control and hurt a child. Therefore, spanking a child is wrong because…
Spanking: Discipline or abuse?
Is spanking your child really a sign of abusing them? Does it hurt them as much as what it seems? Who’s to say what’s right and what’s wrong about how to discipline your child? Spanking your child when they misbehave has been a custom for years and years but why is it at all of sudden considered abuse? And that it leads to adult mental illnesses? Because of the idea that spanking is abuse and leads to adult illnesses, parents…
Child Abuse: Right or Wrong?
One out of every three girls will be sexually assaulted by the age of 18, and 1 out of 7 children are abused every day. In 2009, there were over 1,465 cases of child abuse and neglect. Child abuse is more than just bruises and broken bones. There is physical abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect. All three types of abuse will forever have those horrific memories in the child’s head, leaving deep, lasting scars. Not all abuse is noticed either. Ignoring…
screaming child, who was throwing a fit because his or her mother would not give said child something that he/she wanted, in a store of some kind. That was not the shocking part , the shocking part was that the mother discipline was interrupted as child abuse. The form of discipline that the mother chose to use that day for her fitting/screaming child was to pop him/her in the mouth with her opened hand. She didn't close her fist to create damage on the child, she smacked the area of the child that…
Professor Gerald Jackson
9 March 2015
Abuse vs. Discipline: Annotated Bibliography
Kotz, Deborah. "Adrian Peterson Raises Question: When Does Physical Discipline Become
Child Abuse? The Boston Globe."BostonGlobe.com. The Boston Globe, 17 Sept.
2014. Web. 19 Feb. 2015.
In the article, Kotz addresses how states have differing laws on what accounts for punishment
and what qualifies as abuse. Using Texas and Massachusetts as examples, the author connects
states’ views on abuse to the Adrian Peterson case…
Disciplining Children: Spanking?
You hear more and more every day about a mother or a father accidentally killing their child for a small misbehavior. This is becoming more and more of a problem.
Parenting children is a very difficult task, one of the most challenging things anyone will ever encounter.
The reason I want to talk to you today about the proper ways of disciplining children is because a lot of people do not realize the harm in spanking young children or even…
think parents should discipline their children by spanking them? Parents have the right to spank their children. By spanking their children, they can teach them many things. Some parents believe it is ok to discipline their child by spanking them. Parents should spank their children.
The first reason why parents should spank their children is because they can teach them manners and omit there are consequences when they misbehave. Parents spanking their children can sometimes show them tough love…
Today we are faced with many controversial topics concerned with the subject of childrearing. One of the most pressing questions asks whether corporal punishment is acceptable or a form of abuse? Related questions include how do we define child abuse? Which is more effective - permissive parenting or corporal punishment? What about medicating children with behavioral problems? Before one can answer these questions, one must first examine the very definition of childhood and how it is evolving…