Should corporal punishment be used to discipline children?

And what environment would it work best in?

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What Girls Said 5

  • I don't plan on beating my children. They will be talked to like the human beings that they are. Even till this day when my parents take time to talk to me and understand where I am coming from, and why I did what I did, it has a far more effective outcome than putting your hands on your children.

    You're their parents, your job is to make them feel loved and protected. Not fearful of you. If respect really means that much to you that you're willing to push your child away, then I feel bad for both you and the child.

    My kids will feel loved.

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  • Hmm, I don't support it because research suggests it doesn't help. I wasn't spanked, and I don't want to spank my children. When they're small, what is hitting them even going to do-they have potatoes for brains. Once they can start to understand things, I want them to not associate discipline or problem solving with violence.

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  • I am not going to say I don't understand why a parent might swat a small child, but I was a pre-school teacher and Sunday school teacher and I had to find methods of discipline that did not involve corporal punishment, so I think parents can too.

    All the studies show that it breeds violence and mistrust in individuals. It certainly isn't necessary, ever. Though I don't think it's the worst thing on Earth if it happens once in a while, parents should not look for ways to justify it, but rather to avoid it. Here are some articles on it, one from American Psychological Association, one from The National Institutes of Health, and another from menengage. org

    http://www.apa.org/monitor/2012/04/spanking.aspx
    www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3447048/
    menengage.org/.../...iveDiscipline_Factsheet_4.pdf

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  • nope

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  • depends on the situation. most parents still threaten or hit their kids occasionally anyways, doesn't really matter. if you're seriously hurting the child then there's a problem, but some intimidation seems find to me

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What Guys Said 16

  • Yes, but it has to be carefully administered by HIGHLY-TRAINED professionals who understand how to cause pain, but not injury. There are many techniques like this that can be used to imbue children with superhuman levels of toughness and discipline and focus that will only give them that much of an edge over all their peers.

    You know what they do in Scandinavian countries? They leave their newborn babies outside to freeze all night. That's right, look it up. You know why they do that? Because it works.
    http://www.BBC.com/news/magazine-21537988

    www.npr.org/.../global-parenting-habits-that-havent-caught-on-in-the-u-s

    qz.com/.../

    Those kids live in the coldest part of the world, but they're all fine, because they acclimate as babies and they're never pussies again. That doesn't just work with cold, it's all suffering in general. And life IS suffering, anything worth having is bought with PAIN and ANGUISH and SACRIFICE, sometimes for years, or decades!

    Do you really want weak, stupid, cowardly children? Who grow up into adults that need "help" to do every little thing? Do you?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yu_AB_EF5o

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  • Well, corporal punishment is used a heck of a lot less than it used to be. While at the same time kids (and many adults) are a heck of a lot less disciplined than they used to be.

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  • I just know that it didn't work at all with me. It even backfired and made me more violent towards others. I need to keep in mind that not everyone responds to things the way I did. I was a violent and unpredictable child. I couldn't be taught in the same environment as other kids without any expectations of violence. Of course I was punished for this quite violently which I in turn took out on others. I think parents need to be careful with what kind of child they have. If a child has a strong will then they will just keep escalating when you do. This was me growing up. I didn't care what happened to me as long as I got the last fist in. I wouldn't let anyone else assume control. It took me many years of experience to realize I was only hurting myself.

    Different methods work on different people.

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  • A small slap won't kill them. It should be used privately, at home but it shouldn't be used without explaining first the reason. I've taken a few slaps when I was a child to learn to behave in certain situations and not to do stupid stuff. I didn't get traumatized and they actually helped me. After 5 minutes they didn't even hurt anymore. What we can't do is spanking children, this is wrong.

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  • It has to be used on the very young because they have almost no logical or communication capability. So, to protect them, the most effective form of psychological conditioning to prevent unwanted behavior is through negative reinforcement by a pain stimulus.

    Once 2-way communication with kids is possible, corporal punishment is not needed.

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  • ABSOLUTELY. We have pussified our children. Hell, everyone gets a participation trophy now. Not the way the jungle intended it to be.

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  • No, for the most part it shouldn't be used. Unless they are like 3 years old and you spanking them prevents them from getting ran over by a car. Other than those situations where a child is too young to be reasoned with, and it prevents severe physical pain or death, then no, absolutely not. Corporal punishment is only used by shit parents who are cowards.

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    • 3d

      If a child is to young to be reasoned with, then they aren't going to know the reason they are being spanked. If they can understand the reason they are being spanked, then they can be reasoned with.

    • 3d

      Yes that is true. But in the situations I layed out, it is necessary sometimes. I would rather hit my 2 year old to scare them from runninhg into the road, than for them to get ran over by a car.

  • No , it's admitting the parent who uses violence isn't competent to educate children.
    The only thing kids really learn from that is that dad thinks violence is a good way to solve problems.

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  • Yes. At home.

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  • Not saying that it can't work but it also have a fairly good chance to create many issues that can be both hard to detect and extremely hard to correct. Its far better if you can find another way to discipline your children.

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  • It is being used to discipline children. Exclusive rights to parents, though.

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  • Yes - but too much is bad.

    I was spanked by slippers, belt and some wooden stick. I grew up ok.
    I have seen people with rough childhood and grew up to become one of the scum of the society.

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  • a friend's ex only yelled at their daughter who fell into drugs. she even fucked with her own kids. threaten first. then prove you weren't talking shit

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  • No, it's abuse and has no measurable effect on behaviour.

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  • No. They will think that its okay to use violence as long as you are in charge. They will get more chance of getting in trouble with the law later in life.

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