By Bonnie Schiedel Nov 5, Photo: iStockphoto. His son and daughter, aged three and five, were bickering in another room.
When it comes to disciplining kids these days, things are a little different than they were twenty years ago. Spanking is often frowned upon, especially in public. But why?
Spanking is one of the most widely debated parenting topics. For many parents, spanking can feel like the fastest and most effective way to change a child's behavior. And it often works in the short-term.
Spanking: It may seem old-school but this controversial punishment continues to make headlines. The short answer is yes. In all 50 states and the District of Columbia, you are not forbidden by law to use corporal punishment on your child as long as the form of punishment is reasonable and does not cause injury.
Spanking looks to be instantly effective. If a child is misbehaving—if he keeps swearing, or playing with matches—and then you spank that child, the behavior stops immediately. The effect is so apparently obvious that it can drive a sort of delusion.
Oscar Lopez told KGTV's Michael Chen that he grabbed his camera and started shooting video when he spotted his neighbor whipping his stepson with a belt in between the tosses of a baseball. It only got progressively worse. That's when Lopez said he couldn't take it anymore and started banging on the window.
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Being a parent is never easy. Those that have twin toddlers can definitely confirm this statement. But then again, no one ever said it would be easy.
The short answer is no. When your child misbehaves or acts in defiant, inappropriate, or even dangerous ways, you want to show him his behavior is unacceptable and must change. Spanking may seem like a direct and effective way to do that, but it delivers other messages you don't want to send:.
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