Another result of corporal punishment could be that the child may grow up thinking that violence and love go hand in hand. Thus, meaning that if you love them that it is ok to cause physical violence among oneself. Since the parents proclaim to administer “spankings” to a child out of “love” when they grow up as adults they begin to think that abusive relationships are ok. Corporal violence also teaches that violence is an acceptable solution to frustration and anger involving people. Research shows that children who were abused will become more defiant in the future. As they enter the adult stage of life they become violent, destructive and also a threat to society as well as others around them. Effective types of discipline such as, talking to the child and addressing the problem, letting them know what the issue at hand is, and taking away things; like toys, video games and things us such may teach self control, guidance and also molding. When scolding a child telling them what is and what may not be acceptable could pretty much
The more a child is spanked between the ages of 3 to 5 the more likely they will become aggressive (Online Psychology). Spanking can cause mental health problems and can have anti-social behavioral issues. Children that get spanked tend to defy their parents and have cognitive difficulties. When parents spank they think it is to help their child now what is right and wrong, but spanking has accidental detrimental outcomes. You don’t have to hurt a child to punish them, in 2014 about 80% of people spanked their kids. If the parent was spanked as a child the parent is more likely to support spanking
According to Dr. Peter Newell “ all people have the right to protect of their physical integrity, and children are people too”(pg.7). Punishment distracts the child from learning how to resolve conflict in an effective and humane way. As the educator John Holt says “ when we make a child afraid, we stop them from learning dead in it’s track”. This is important because, spanking your children will leave them in huge shock for no matter how long and their would probably spaced out. Spanking send shock waves to your child putting them in shock and fear from you. Many children are paralyzed through nerve damage from spanking.This will hinder the establishment of meaningful relationships so essential to an emotionally fulfilling
Spanking or inflicting a child may cause aggression in children. Spanking at the ages 10 months and 5 years is common in 70% of American family’s although according some researchers that corporal punishment can affect the ability to function and acceptance of values. Spanking at an early age can do more harm than good. Studies show that children who gets spanked are more likely to get violent in adult hood. Most children develop between the age of 3 months and 5 years old if corporal punishment action is used it can make the child less aware and can cause problem in education for teachers and authority.
Even after years of research, the issue of whether spanking is an adequate discipline strategy or damaging to children remains a controversial topic. According to Kazdin and Benjet (2003) the definition of spanking is “. . . hitting a child with an open hand on the buttocks or extremities with the intent to discipline without leaving a bruise or causing physical harm (p. 100). In addition, according to Maguire-Jack, Gromoske and Berger (2012) only a few studies propose that spanking is an effective form of discipline. On the other hand, there is more evidence to show that spanking is an unsuccessful form of discipline that can led to unwanted consequences (p. 1960). I personally do not take a stance in this topic because I can see valid points from both parties. Although, I believe that the way the punishment is presented to the child is extremely important. For example, I feel that the child should know why he or she is punished and what is expected of them thereafter.
Corporal punishment has been a huge controversy since the 1950s. Sweden was the first country to ban spanking. Their ideas on spanking began to then be brought up and applied to other countries. Even some states in the US have followed Sweden’s footsteps and have also banned spanking such as California and Massachusetts. Over the years the percent of parents spanking their kids have dropped, but is it necessary to stop using spanking as a punishment altogether. Many have researched the good and bad effects of corporal punishment, but there is still much research to be done. Spanking has been used for many years to teach children how to behave. Kids have been spanked with switches, (a twig or flexible branch) belts, paddles, and many other things of the sort. Now people say that the use of corporal punishment, even when using only your hand, is abuse. Spanking is used to help parents raise their children to be respectful and civilized adults, not to harm them and cause them to be afraid.
The experts that are against spanking say that it is a violent act and teaches children that hitting is okay. Pro spanking advocate, Dr. James Dobson, reprinted a very informative article by Dr. Den Trumbull M.D. and Dr. S. DuBose Ravenel M.D. entitled To Spank or Not to Spank: A look at an age-old question that baffles many physicians. It states, "There is no evidence in the medical literature that a mild spank to the buttocks of a disobedient child by a loving parent teaches the child aggressive behavior" (Dobson, 2004, p. 127). Dr. Dobson also cited the doctors whose article said that it is impractical to suppose that a child wouldn't show violent behavior if parents used other forms of discipline rather than spanking. Most toddlers, who have yet to be spanked because of their age, commonly strike out against others in aggravation. This is true of any toddler, seen out in public, who throws a temper tantrum over not getting his way. Countless parents, frustrated themselves, simply remove the child from making an undesirable scene. The only thing to do for a child of that age is to remove temptation and distract the child with a toy or juice cup. As the toddler grows, distraction is more difficult and the disciplining methods increase intensity. Some experts against spanking also argue that
Every parent must undergo the question of how to properly discipline their child. Everyone has a different idea of what is “okay” and what is not. Many parents turn to different articles and try a variation of ideas. Spanking is a form of punishment that people have very strong opinions about. Whether people are for or against spanking, there is always reasoning behind this their thoughts and values.
Spanking is the act of striking child with open hand, belt, paddle or swish. It is a common form of punishment especially among children. Spanking is a controversial with some researchers maintaining that it is helpful and making spanking not abusive. Spanking assist parents to exercise authority over the child, once spanked a child understand whatever they have done was wrong and not to repeat it again. (Riffe 2011) Children are also able to understand the required norms of the society once they grow up. Other saying that research shows that spanking makes a child aggressive and develops a poor relationship between parents and their child. (Gershoff, 2002)
I believe that spanking should be banned because spankings begun in anger can escalate into abuse. Even though physical punishment may create immediate compliance, there are long-terms side effects. For instance, spanking can create poorer mental health for both child and parent, lower quality of parent- child relationships, higher levels of delinquency, and more antisocial behavior. In addition, spanking teaches children that violence is an acceptable form of solution to problems by promoting an example of violent and aggressive behavior. However, culture has played an important role shaping childrearing practices and the way how people in different culture discipline their children.The healthcare professionals will tell parents that spanking
Every parent is different when it comes to educating their children. Some parents think it’s fine if a child is put in time out. While other parents think they need to be strict in order for their children to behave. Spanking is a topic that is divided in two ways, either people are for it or against it. Spanking is not the right way to go when trying to educate a child’s developmental behavior.
The research on disciplinary spanking is misleading. There are three major criticisms of the research against spanking. The first is correlational which does not prove causation. All of the evidence against spanking has been based on correlations. Most of Gershoff and Grogan-Kaylor’s evidence is based on “cross-sectional” correlations. These correlations only consider data collected during one time period without considering the previous state of the research participants. This kind of correlation technique superficially makes spanking appear to cause aggression since the children spanked more often are the children who were more aggressive during the same time period. This is a problem for research on spanking because there is no way to tell what came first in cross-correlational research so there is no way to tell what affects what. Even if infrequent spanking is correlated with better outcomes than overly frequent spanking, that does not prove that zero spanking is best. Every child is different. There is not a certain amount of times a child can be spanked in order for them to change behavior. Only 4 of their 75 studies were limited to two open-handed swats to the buttocks for child defiance. The other 71 studies lumped together all “spanking” regardless of how it was implemented and why it was used. Not all spanking is the same, some is stronger
Spanking also effects a child emotionally. Think of a child looking up at this huge person hitting them. This could cause the child to feel inferior. In the long run, the child could develop insecurities. Spanking could also teach a child to lie. Why would a child confess to something if they knew that their punishment would be something that will cause them pain? A child's self esteem could be lowered by spanking as well. They may feel that when they are being spanked that the parent is telling them that they are a bad person and this can stay with them throughout their life. "Kids who receive a lot of physical punishment are less spontaneous, more reserved, and afraid to try
First of all, I think spanking should not happen on a regular basis because it can create fear from the child toward their parents. For example, if the parent is always hitting the child with any hard objects, which would make the child, scare to come near their parents. I think when people spank the child; it should only be for the child best interest, not to harm them in any way. Secondly when spanking is done constantly; it can cause the child to develop violent behavior as they get older. They could develop mental or neurological problems and it could persist into something more severe. Once the child reaches teenager or young adult they probably think it’s ok to hit someone. I know a friend who has been abused at home and as she got older she would always fight with her boyfriend. She could never go a day without physically fighting with him. The abuse happens so often that they split up and until this day she is alone. Hitting the child repeatedly can also create psychological problems. When they get older, they probably can’t trust anyone or have any long conversation with the significant other because their brain has been damaged. They might even have to be on medication just to be calm. Once they are taking medication for mental issues, this can lead to depression which can cause them to commit suicide. This is why I think spanking continuously can affect the child in the long
Spanking has become an arguably debatable form of discipline. According to a study at the University of Texas, the more children are spanked, the more likely they are to defy their parents (“Spanking: Pros and Cons”). There is a connection between spanking during the childhood and mental health diagnoses later in life. There are other options of discipling your child than spanking them, especially because all children can take spanking differently. Parents should not spank their child because it showers that being “stronger” is right, demonstrates that older people have a right to hit younger people, and gives the examples that violence solves all problems.