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kevin990099
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Mikal
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Parents spanking children for disciplinary is considered as child abuse?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/18/2014 Category: People
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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kevin990099

Con

Parents spanking children for disciplinary should not be considered as child abuse. Without detrimental discipline, children will not realize that there are authorities they must listen to. Children need to be psychologically reminded that they cannot do whatever they please, as there are certain rules that apply to each and every one of us. The rules vary for each person, as it depends on the kind of parent they have. According to Section 43 of the Criminal Code of Canada, it defends parents who used corporal punishment to discipline a child in their care and who have been charged with physically assaulting that child. Therefore, why should parents not be allowed to spank their children when they commit wrong acts.
Debate Round No. 1
kevin990099

Con

kevin990099 forfeited this round.
Mikal

Pro

I don't think my adversary is coming back so just laying out a basic argument.

the resolution is spanking considered child abuse

abuse - to treat in a harmful way [1]

Spanking a child can be considered treating a child in a harmful way, thus making it child abuse. In addition to this it can be mental abuse as well. So yes spanking a child can be considered o be child abuse.

Note: All I must show is that it can be considered child abuse, not that it is child abuse. I have shown that spanking can be considered child abuse, thus I have met my goal in this debate

[1] http://dictionary.reference.com...
Debate Round No. 2
kevin990099

Con

kevin990099 forfeited this round.
Mikal

Pro

extend arguments
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Jackthemarine86 3 years ago
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Posted by Jackthemarine86 3 years ago
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Too bad he didn't come back with his comments. I engage in this debate.
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