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Is dicipling a child physically child abuse?

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Started: 3/28/2017 Category: People
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Debating Period
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I feel like parents have the right to discipline their children and its their job to teach them from right to wrong to keep them safe in the long run. Its all about teaching them values and morals for when they grow older and without it, they wont gain the skills to become responsible adults later on in life.


1. Ineffective at best, psychologically destructive at worst. [1] [2] [3] [4]
2. Why it appears to be effective [5] [6]
3. Physical punishment encourages the continuation of the cycle of abuse. [7] [8]
4. Physical punishment alters children's brains [9] [10]
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Posted by GoOrDin 2 years ago
the coherency of the discipliner is not determined by the accused disciplinnie. Insolence often plugs it's ears and begs the questions that are neither secret nor are easy to put in words.
Posted by GoOrDin 2 years ago
No, disciplining a child is not abuse. However, abuse is not disciplining a child.
A man who would be right to discipline his child is not be default disciplining his child if he is incoherent and arrogant.
Likewise, a man who intends to abuse his child out of rage, can competently restrain himself and apply proper effective discipline.
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