When Does Spanking Children Cross The Line From Discipline To Assault?
When a parent does it in personal frustration instead of in a attempt to teach the child right from wrong.
Spanking is not discipline, it's punishment. Physically punishing children for misbehavior doesn't make sense, especially to a child. It generally teaches kids nothing more than to not get caught next time/or that mom and dad can hit their kids, and sometimes each other!
Pearldiver, where have you been? Missed you!
I have never been a believer in spanking. My wife said I should have spanked the kids more when they were younger LOL.
I am not against spanking, just for me it wasnt something I wanted to participate in. After all you still are striking your child. Now you tell me is it okay ever to strike your child.
There you go.
I completely disagree with most, from what I can see so far.
Since when did a spanking become assault or abuse? It's not. It does NOT qualify for child abuse in a legal sense, contrary to what some people think.
Of course, there is a line that cannot be crossed, but a whack on the rear end when a young child goes onto the street or something is a real attention getter.
I'm not promoting taking the kids "behind the wood shed" but I see nothing wrong with a spank for certain instances.
Some people may say spanking is right but personally I believe it's wrong. It creates all these emotional scars and embarrassment and awful memories in children. I can say this because I personally went through a good amount of spanking when I was a kid. Luckily I realized how bad it is when I grew up. Many people do not realize that and so the cycle of spanking sometimes goes on and on.
In the Philippines, where I do live, many parents spank their kids as a form of discipline. Sometimes, however, I can see that parents do not do it as a form of discipline. They do it because they are so stressed out in life and their kids become their stress receiver.
Well, parenting can come with plenty of stress so I hope parents would be enlightened enough to know how to relax, breathe, respect kids, and teach them what's right and wrong.
Spanking is only right in the same way as getting a punch in the face would be right for making a mistake at work while learning how to do the job.
Any kind of teaching that icludes physical assault is bad teaching and the use of physical aggression is the only lesson that is learned.
by crystaleyes5 years ago
If your child does something wrong like hit you because you have not given in to his tantrum, what would you do? I have sometimes given a smack on his back for misbehavior.. is it fine or am i being a bad parent?
by romper205 years ago
I don't have pre teen children, but I say spank away.
by Courtney Leah5 years ago
How do you feel about spanking your child? Do you think you should do this? If so, do you feel that you should spank your child while you are angry?
by JP Carlos6 years ago
There are many disciplining styles and tactics that are available to parents. But what is the line that separates acceptable and detestable?
by greeneyesH19827 years ago
I bring this up because some people think that the united states is trying to ban this altogether and think that it will result in more crime from children being allowed to get away with more.... what are your thoughts...
by Grace Marguerite Williams4 years ago
Parents are divided on the issue of spanking. While some believe in its merits, others are totally aghast at the prospect of using corporal punishment on their children. What is your...
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