Why are children so unruly these days? Because of the lack of repercussions.
People equate pain with bad things. If you do something bad, we'll hurt you. Maybe you won't do it next time, m'kay?
It's appropriate up to a certain degree. Personally, I like to work 'em instead of beat them, because they still feel physical pain and stress, but it's also more productive than violence. Then there are the parents who hit their children which is fine, just as long as they put a proportional amount of power into it according to the child's age. Children can't reason like adults can, most don't have the capability, the only forms of punishments that they (or most anyway) understand is pain and physical stress because they, for the most part, lack the ability to generate empathy for the people harmed by what they have done, so the punishment must be delivered by the punisher instead of the punisher letting the punished punish themselves, which would only work on rational adults, but even then wouldn't be very effective. Corporal punishment isn't very effective on teenagers because they are the size of adults which means a few things for the parent: a father isn't likely to resort to corporal punishment for his daughter because she now resembles a woman, someone culture tells him never to strike, and if you do use corporal punishment you have to put full or nearly full force because you are getting old and falling out of your prime while they are sinking in: they can take more pain than you can at that point, but if you literally beat them, then that is child abuse. Teenagers are also dreadfully narcissistic and short-sighted, so trying to make them feel bad, taking privileges, and stuff like that isn't likely to be effective either. That's why everyone hates teenagers.
Little kids need to be spanked sometimes. A light slap may also be acceptable. Other than that, no.
From eexperience, very effective.
In general, con.
How about fix the issue rather than the outcome. If you punish a child in such a manner, what then when they are older and leave that environment where the punishment no longer exists? They will continue to do whatever they were doing in the first place. CP does nothing
... because rather than trying to teach a child that reason and diplomacy is the answer, teach them violence is how you solve your problems... explains most republicans
There's other ways of punishment. Also you should educate children why something is bad.
Parents simply choose to hit their children because they don't know anything about their child or how to control them. Parents like my own never had to lay a finger on me for being unruly, so why do other act as if it's the only way? Hitting your children will only cause psychological damage to their child. The Huffington post says "However, there is overwhelming evidence that physical punishment is both ineffective and harmful to child development...Reporting on several studies on the topic for CNN, Sarah Kovac wrote, "The sad irony is that the more you physically punish your kids for their lack of self-control, the less they have...A 2012 study published in the journal Pediatrics found that "harsh physical punishment was associated with increased odds of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug abuse/dependence, and several personality disorders." There is no question it is a terrible way to make children behave, and it doesn't do a very good job either.