One of the most controversial issues in parenting today is physical disciple in a child’s
Up-bringing, when does discipline end and abuse start? Do we need to spank or hit our children.
At one time or another most of us have seen an out-of-control parent in a parking lot,
supermarket or at home smack a child. It has probably left quite an impression whether you
approved or disapproved. The law is very touchy on this area of discussion due to various
cultural and religious beliefs in America today. When is it okay to tell a person how to raise their
child? Should spanking be ...view middle of the document...
being slapped, hit, or spanked can learn that when they are upset and angry they should lash out
physically, instead of learning that their behavior is wrong and that they need to act better.
Kids often have tantrums in the grocery stores, and the situation is usually handled
differently by different people, but whose is to say what’s right and wrong. What works for some
might not work for others. Maybe the punishment needs to be different or vary depending on the
child; some might need a stronger hand, so to speak. Even when discipline can’t be avoided,
most parents have found ways to circumvent the need to make it physical. Many parents have
used the time-out method with success while others end up with an uncooperative child. So is all
physical punishment necessarily wrong? Some parents have developed other inventive ways to
make discipline a physical experience as their children got older. Like making them perform
exercises such as push-ups, sit-ups, or having them perform chores around the house. While
many stay with passive mean such as grounding them or taking away tv and video game
privileges and in some scenario’s having the kids stand in the corner for a determined amount of
time. However many agree that which ever route in discipline you take the most important aspect
to a child’s discipline is consistency. Of course this doesn’t mean beat your children everyday,
but that the conditions of their punishment are know and that the parents don’t end up making
empty threats. Due to the fact that children are always testing there limits, which parents should
always except from their children or child. Unfortunately in most case’s hitting is
done when parents have lost their temper and often the punishment doesn’t even fit the
crime. Parents need to be able to handle their kids in a calm and consistent manner whether are
not the punishment is physical or non-physical. A friend of mine not long ago was...