Corporal punishment in the families!!!
There was a time when hitting children over the head with metal implements was seen as ‘proper discipline’, while today we understandable that this is an abusive act.
Second Point:- There is a difference. There is a clear difference between clearly abusing your child and disciplining them. Discipline should involve a punishment backed by love, not an action taken out of anger. If you are hitting a child out of anger you are not disciplining them. Children do not learn from things like time outs, because there is nothing to associate to with misbehavior. Corporal punishment offers a quick stimulus that helps the developing brain associate misbehavior with pain.
I was spanked as a child, not abused, spanked. I'm am thankful every time I think about it that my parents disciplined me properly. It has made me know how to act in public. Whenever we would be in a restaurant as kids, there would be screaming children all around, and my brother and I would be the ones sitting at the table eating our food.
Again, I will clarify. Corporal punishment is done out of love and is solely for discipline of misbehavior. Child abuse is an act of aggression done out of anger meant to actually harm the child. There is a difference.
Today striking a child over the head is classed as abusive because it can lead to detrimental physical, psychological and congestive impacts which can be lifelong. I should have presented this point more clearly This point wasn’t supposed to sound as if I thought abuse was the same as corporal punishment. It was meant to read that definitions of ‘corporal punishment’ in the past contrast with our modern views of what acceptable methods of punishment were (e.g. hitting your wife for ‘disobeying you’. Okay in the eighteen hundreds, illegal today).
The definition of corporal punishment is “… a means of discipline that relies on fear and submissiveness.” or more broadly as ‘… a wide range of parenting practices intended to cause physical pain. These include such acts as pinching, shaking, slapping, punching and kicking children, and, with or without the use of objects like belts, cords and brushes, spanking, hitting and beating children…’ these definitions mention nothing about the perpetration’s emotions at the time of the corporal punishment, or them having to ‘back it with love’. Your point goes against corporal punishment, not for it because some people use it while they are angry or frustrated at a child for the child’s actions so feel they should be disciplined. This definition doesn’t include anything saying that parents can’t be angry when they physically discipline children.
Child abuse isn’t always deliberate or taken out of anger, passive emotion child abuse being a prominent example of this. I know this because I’ve spoken with child councillors from a national child abuse charity in person (as part of a project on child abuse). In my experience, parents who do use corporal punishment do so out of anger, not love. Besides, loving someone doesn’t stop it from being abuse; perpetrators of domestic abuse sometimes believe they love their victims so are a prime example of this.
The link between corporal punishments in children and an improvement their long term behaviour has never been made. In fact, a recent study has shown the opposite.
While all children can act out in public, my parents never used any form of corporal punishment on me, this hasn’t made me a bad person. It also never made us act out in public. In my childhood, I knew children whose parents used corporal punishment on them but behaved worse than me in public.
The negative impacts of corporal punishment overweight the potential benefits of corporal punishment in children.
There have been many studies which show that the negative effects of corporal punishment on children which disagree with your views. Notably, children who experienced parental corporal punishment are more likely to have antisocial behaviour and anxiety/depression than other children. The results of these studies are robust. Additionally, they have showed that children who experienced corporal punishment, similarly to those expeienced by child abuse victims.
In conclusion. allowing Corporal punishment against children is discriminatory against them because of their age as it denies them equal protection under the law. It can also subject them to cruel and demining treatment which violent their rights.
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