IS IT MORALLY RIGHT TO SPANK YOUR CHILDREN?

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By Blaze and Dean James AMERICAS FREEDOM FIGHTERS –

To spank or not to spank? That continues to be the question when it comes to child discipline, and just about everyone has a strong and often emotional opinion.

While most people (at least publicly) decry the use of spanking as a form of child discipline, more people do spank their kids than they let on. Instead, many spanking opponents still justify “swats” or “smacks” or even “popping of the hands or head” as different than spanking. But spanking doesn’t literally just mean the kind where a child is bent over your knees and whose bottom is struck with a hand (or even belt). Most define spanking as any physical contact that involves striking a child for the purpose of stopping a behavior or action or getting their attention.

What is Spanking?

Spanking, also called corporal punishment, is a discipline method in which a person inflicts pain on a child without inflicting injury and with the intent to modify the child’s behavior. Forms of corporal punishment include hitting a child’s bottom, slapping, grabbing, shoving, or hitting a child with a belt or paddle.

A Parent’s Limited Right to Spank

Currently, parents in all states have a limited right to spank their children. Courts have decided that parents have a constitutional right to raise their children as they see fit, including using whatever method of discipline they think is best. Whether by statute or by legal opinion, states permit parents to use physical discipline against their children as long as it is done in moderation and does not cause injury.

For example, spanking a six-year-old child twice on the bottom, where the spanking causes no injury and only fleeting discomfort, would probably be considered lawful under Georgia’s and California’s laws, as well as in other states. However, striking the same six-year-old numerous times with a belt, causing lacerations, bruising, and pain that lasted for days, could be considered child abuse.

The Line Between Spanking and Abuse

The line between spanking and abuse is not always a clear one, and state prosecutors and judges generally decide on a case-by-case basis whether discipline crosses the line. Using physical force against your child may constitute assault, battery, child abuse, or domestic violence when:

  • The discipline causes injury, not just discomfort
  • The amount of force used is unreasonable, or
  • It’s purpose is something other than correcting inappropriate behavior.

Around the world 39 countries, including Malta, Bolivia, and Brazil this year, have banned corporal punishment of children.

For more information on these crimes, see Assault and Battery and Child Abuse: Laws & Criminal Penalties.

For more information on spanking, see Criminal Consequences of Spanking Your Children.

In my opinion it is not wrong to “spank” your child and in many cases it would help as far as the development of said child,what are your thoughts? 

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