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Do you think spanking a child and beating a child is the same thing?

Asked by: donald.keller
  • Spanking is done with the intention of inflicting pain as a deterrent.

    They have the same effect. Children who are spanked are more aggressive, they actually behave worse in the long run, and they are more likely to have anger issues. The goal of spanking is to inflict pain and act as an incentive not to misbehave. The goal of beating a child is to inflict pain and act as an incentive not to misbehave. And a lot of times, parents can't control themselves, or they don't know how much is too much.

  • It is definitely the same.

    Spanking is just another way of harming someone to get them to do what you want them to do. Whether one uses an open hand hit, a closed hand hit, or an object it is still done to control the person that the pain is being inflicted upon. It is another form of abuse.

  • It's exactly the same

    How is hitting a child's cheek and hitting a child's butt different? It's hitting, the location shouldn't matter. You mean to cause them pain. You mean to punish them. Both spanking and beating is punishment through pain. For a child, once a parent strikes them, it doesn't matter where it was or how hard they hit them. It SCARS certain kids. . Spanking has long term effects on children. Children who were spanked as toddlers are much more likely to be more aggressive than normal people as adults. They are more likely to be defiant against their parents, have temper tantrums, and to lash out physically against other living things. Harming a children physically causes fear. They don't understand why they are being punished. It also sets a bad example, teaching children that hitting people solves problems.

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  • Spanking = Hitting = Beating = Assault

    Spanking is hitting, plain and simple. Think about it. Spanking involves a big, powerful person hitting a smaller, less powerful person. Just calling it “spanking” instead of “hitting” does not change that fact. Children are the only group of people whom it is legal for adults to hit. If you beat your children, calling it spanking doesn't change that fact.

  • Spanking is proper discipline.

    There is a difference in properly disciplining your child, and beating him. To compare the two is nearly a sin.

    Why? Because a kid that is beat is left empty and with scars and brushes, and a blood covered body. It's terrible... Even thinking to compare that to a child with a butt that's red for a minute is simply wrong.

  • It's just crappy parenting.

    Sure- there can sometimes be a thin line between beatings and spankings, depending on the parent and how "old school" they are (my grandmother used to spank with a wooden spoon- ouch).

    But spanking is poor discipline. It has been shown to create children who act out more and have greater aggression issues than their peers. And frankly, if you can't discipline your kid properly without hitting him you probably shouldn't reproduce.

  • Discipline vs Abuse

    When one spanks a kid the intention is so the child knows of the consequences of their bad behavior. The intention is NEVER to physically hurt the child because the guardian can. Spanking is a light punishment and should not be used for every occasion. When one beats a child, whatever the intention, they know the child will get seriously hurt and is done with malice.

  • There is a difference

    While I personally don't support spanking a child, there is a distinct difference between spanking a child and beating a child. Spanking a child at least in the way it's meant to be is just bending a child over and smacking them with your hand, or maybe you slap them on the wrist or something. Regardless spanking isn't meant to leave a mark maybe it will redden the area that's spanked but it isn't meant to leave bruises or anything like that. Beating on the other hand does leave bruises, and many other serious marks.

  • Age and citcumstance

    Spanking to a preteen child is personal and
    private in a family pretext, using an object in
    moderation because hand on butt may suggest indecency or incest. School paddling
    is illegitimately immunized unreasonable search and seizure of persons not authorized
    to be cobfronted for any criminal liability, under 16.5 without right privilegeable protec-
    tion by law, or typical adolescents whose
    privilegeable protection is denied unequally
    —particularly in 19 states where it is official
    oppression which goes legislatively unchecked
    by Congress, as informal, discriminatory, non-
    personal or indecent, I know in life's illusions
    from both sides; spontaneously unserious and not really corrective and punitive for a
    reason, and morally dishonest, excused as
    not putting away things of a child to prepare
    to begin to become a man/woman working
    together for good in the new-covenant name
    of Christ the Lord of Heaven, King of Kings.
    Unfortunately this leaves more negative
    impressions on teenagers as they age into
    adults than positive impositions of loving kindness by short-term testing evasiveness
    of sensible evaluation of the official curricular
    instruction and the sketchy mercy of dubious
    merit of state compulsory attendance laws
    designed for childrens' protection in public safety even in private schools. Beating is
    physical violence that isn't only clear and present, dangerous and hostile, but restraining and subduing (as naked or in a
    locked room) and irresistible and relentless to
    inflict maximum damage and sorrow, even if
    the applicant is not angry but only ignorant or
    recklessly not self-controlled or sober.

  • Age and citcumstance

    Spanking to a preteen child is personal and
    private in a family pretext, using an object in
    moderation because hand on butt may suggest indecency or incest. School paddling
    is illegitimately immunized unreasonable search and seizure of persons not authorized
    to be cobfronted for any criminal liability, under 16.5 without right privilegeable protec-
    tion by law, or typical adolescents whose
    privilegeable protection is denied unequally
    —particularly in 19 states where it is official
    oppression which goes legislatively unchecked
    by Congress, as informal, discriminatory, non-
    personal or indecent, I know in life's illusions
    from both sides; spontaneously unserious and not really corrective and punitive for a
    reason, and morally dishonest, excused as
    not putting away things of a child to prepare
    to begin to become a man/woman working
    together for good in the new-covenant name
    of Christ the Lord of Heaven, King of Kings.
    Unfortunately this leaves more negative
    impressions on teenagers as they age into
    adults than positive impositions of loving kindness by short-term testing evasiveness
    of sensible evaluation of the official curricular
    instruction and the sketchy mercy of dubious
    merit of state compulsory attendance laws
    designed for childrens' protection in public safety even in private schools. Beating is
    physical violence that isn't only clear and present, dangerous and hostile, but restraining and subduing (as naked or in a
    locked room) and irresistible and relentless to
    inflict maximum damage and sorrow, even if
    the applicant is not angry but only ignorant or
    recklessly not self-controlled or sober.

  • Age and citcumstance

    Spanking to a preteen child is personal and
    private in a family pretext, using an object in
    moderation because hand on butt may suggest indecency or incest. School paddling
    is illegitimately immunized unreasonable search and seizure of persons not authorized
    to be cobfronted for any criminal liability, under 16.5 without right privilegeable protec-
    tion by law, or typical adolescents whose
    privilegeable protection is denied unequally
    —particularly in 19 states where it is official
    oppression which goes legislatively unchecked
    by Congress, as informal, discriminatory, non-
    personal or indecent, I know in life's illusions
    from both sides; spontaneously unserious and not really corrective and punitive for a
    reason, and morally dishonest, excused as
    not putting away things of a child to prepare
    to begin to become a man/woman working
    together for good in the new-covenant name
    of Christ the Lord of Heaven, King of Kings.
    Unfortunately this leaves more negative
    impressions on teenagers as they age into
    adults than positive impositions of loving kindness by short-term testing evasiveness
    of sensible evaluation of the official curricular
    instruction and the sketchy mercy of dubious
    merit of state compulsory attendance laws
    designed for childrens' protection in public safety even in private schools. Beating is
    physical violence that isn't only clear and present, dangerous and hostile, but restraining and subduing (as naked or in a
    locked room) and irresistible and relentless to
    inflict maximum damage and sorrow, even if
    the applicant is not angry but only ignorant or
    recklessly not self-controlled or sober.

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  • They're not the same

    Beating is hitting in anger, malice, rage, etc. It instills fear in the child, and causes him or her to distrust the parent who hits. Beating also might result in aggression and other behavior problems.
    Spanking itself is not the wrong or right way to discipline; it's one of many ways.
    Spanking, when executed properly, is often preceded by a warning or timeout, and a clear explanation as to what the child did that was not okay. The timeout and explanation is for both the parent and the child to chill out, so then the spanking itself (which doesn't need much more force than a quick swat with an open hand) isn't fueled by anger. The explanation and the spanking help the child to remember consequences for disobeying.
    18 months to 3.5 years is the average age range for spanking as one of a few methods of discipline. Timeouts and loss of privileges are other suitable ways to discipline young children. By five years old, spanking can start being slowly phased out altogether. Grounding gets through to bigger kids more effectively, and spanking an adolescent is never a good idea.


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