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Punishment From Corporal Punishment

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Wounds From Corporal Punishment Are Deeper Than They Appear
In our culture, it is generally agreed upon that no man should hit his own wife, but whether a man should have the right to hit his own child is often debated. The use of corporal punishment on children does not seem like a serious issue to most parents, but the negative effects it has on a child’s developing mind is irrefutable. When a child is disciplined by means of beating and spanking, they are being taught that that problems can be solved with violence. According to the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNA), “...(Corporal punishment) is ineffective over time, and is associated with increased aggression and decreased moral internalization of inappropriate behavior.” (“Spanking Children Is Ineffective in the Long Term”) All parents should avoid using corporal punishment to discipline their children because it causes causes aggression in children, can cause them to develop mental problems, and is ineffective compared to other forms of discipline.
Beating or spanking children can cause them to develop mental and cognitive issues much later in life. In the article “Disciplinary Spanking Should Be Banned”, the author concludes that, “Infrequent and moderate spanking in childhood can have deleterious effects in adult life, including a greater likelihood of depression and other psychological problems. Conversely, Straus found that children who are rarely or never spanked score higher on
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