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Spanking Children

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 07:16 AM
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The term corporal punishment means the intentional infliction of pain on the body for purposes of punishment. "Spanking can be defined as the use of physical force aimed at causing children to experience pain but not injury, for the purposes of correction and control of youthful behavior"(http://www.essaydepot.com/essayme/571/).   Spanking is a controversial topic and should not be taken lightly.


As a child I was spanked when I did something wrong. My parents never left a mark on me what so ever. Being spanked taught me respect and kept me in line. The way my parents disciplined me, I think is an accepted method of punishment. I believe what parents do to their kids at home is their business as long as it is not a cruel or unusual form of punishment. I find that younger kids these days are not disciplined enough by their parents; these kids do not respect their parents or other adults. The Bible says that   "Do NOT withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him (or her) with a rod he (or she) will not die! Punish him (or her) with the rod and save his(or her) soul from death


(Proverbs 23 v.13 & 14.) The Bible is saying that if you do not keep your child in line to make your child a good person.


Studies show that the age of the parents in relation to the child influences spanking behavior. The study shows that younger mothers spank much more frequently than older mothers; that younger children are spanked more than older children. The same study also says that higher levels of socioeconomic status are associated with the decreases in spanking. This study does not surprise me younger parents with less money undergo much more stress than older parents therefore they are more easily irritated by their children. Also spanking decreases as the parents age increases this could be because the parent is less motivated.


The child's personality directly influences the parent's ability to punish a child. Some children will...

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