A good distinction to make is that force can by applied by the parent on a child because that child does not yet claim right to their body. A parent owns a right to homestead their child, but they do not own the child. Through this logic, a parent does not have a right to inflict harm on a child except for the homesteading needs. Getting a shot is nothing a child likes and the process often involves force, yet it is justified. Getting into spanking and other practices really depends on if it is a really valuable way to bring up a child. The simple answer is no.
Can a child be well educated without a single corporal punishment? Yes.
I think that sometimes in a very extreme situation a slap can be justified. However if a parent abuses corporal punishment, the child will grow oblivious to it since it's rather "normal" for her to get one or be yelled at when misbehaving.
Personally over my education as a child my mother only slapped me once in the face because I did something very bad. And since it was uncommon for me to receive such treatment, I instantly got in line and thought "well, I really crossed the line this time".
What I'm saying is that corporal punishment is not necessarily bad, but should only be used in case of real emergency!
I think most parents resort to corporal punishment because it's the easiest way to "fix" the immediate problem.
I remember throughout my childhood that my mother never resorted to corporal punishment and when she got mad I would run to the hills. As for my father, it was different, since he was the one arriving home kinda stressed from work, he was most easily irritable and would yell at me easily when I did something bad. However I never really respected him as I respect my mother, because my mother educated me through example and my father through theory witch never corresponded to his actions.
And I think this is why you see parents with misbehaving kids who beat them and yell at them frequently, yet their kids still don't behave. On the other hand, you have kids treated by parents with no corporal punishment and still misbehave. Why? Because the parents fail to give example.
Parents must be leaders to be looked up too, and leaders lead through example, otherwise they'll never be respected by their followers (their kids) and the parents will resort to yelling and slapping in their frustration only to further aggravate the situation.
For example: Imagine your father keeps telling you not to leave plates and glasses in the living room, yet, when your father eats in the living room he leaves his plate there and keeps yelling at you every time you forget yours there. Would you feel guilt or regret when he sends you to lift them? No.
In other terms this even generates anger issues between family members that when pilling up can lead to some conflicts!
So here it is. If you rule by example, your kids will look up to you regardless of your methods. And obviously if they look up to you as a fatherly figure they will seek guidance within your acts and therefore corporal punishment will not be required.
And believe it or not, kids are able to learn the difference between right and wrong. If they're having troubles with the concept, it's the parents' fault. (Probably because they're teaching them that hitting is wrong and then hitting them when they disobey) Little kids are so fucking smart, they soak up every little thing like a sponge. If they see the slightest hypocrisy they're going to run with it.
I got smacked and shit with a wooden spoon as a kid and it taught me to not get caught doing bad shit rather than teaching me not to do it.
When I was younger I would get belted as a punishment for fucking up, and after that first time I never fucked around again. I think it works and that more parents need to practice it, otherwise we'll end up surrounded by dipshit kids who don't know the difference between right and wrong, oh wait we already are. I also think that corporal punishment should be practiced in school for when kids get in severe trouble. If they are in that situation anyway then they are probably not receiving any kind of punishment form their parents, so someone has to give it to them.
When I was a kid my parents would sometimes spank me if I was doing something wrong. Not too frequently, but it taught me not to do bad shit. Chances are people's parents were hit when they acted up, and most people's parents seem to have turned out alright. In moderation it's perfectly acceptable.
Spanking's fine. Inflicting pain for the sole reason of inflicting pain, not discipline, is wrong.
Corporal punishment should be used as an option of last resort. Quite a few shitheads could be sorted out at my school with a good beating as suspensions and the like don't do anything
Hitting A kid will Not make them act better But it will make them More aggresive so then they will do it to there children Sometimes it happens threw a family.
Also if you hit a child for a stupid thing for like dropping a peice of food thats sad
Parents need to hit or slap there child if like Steal a car :D or break a very important thing of them
I very Dissagree it should not be aloud
When I was younger, I got spanked for fucking up and making really bad decisions. In moderation it teaches right from wrong and helps people. However, when overused it makes the individual agressive or when not used at all the individual thinks they are invincible and can do whatever they want. Because of the lack of discipline this generation is a bunch of punks who tear shit up just because they feel like it.
Yes, there are many kids at my school that never seem to learn even after suspension, etc.
Violence is such a barbaric type of punishment. I don't know how to teach you any better you so I'm going to hit you really hard, then you'll know that I am stronger than you and it hurts when my hand hits your face. What are you, fucking savages?
It's so easy to say something like "violence is a barbaric type of punishment," but what makes it so barbaric?
Spanking and a slap is different from beating them. Know the distinction and you're good.
All I know is, is that whenever my parents told me to go time out, I would just ignore them.
But when the light slapping occurred, I stopped.
These people here either:
1. Lived an extremely sheltered life
2. Never got into any trouble
3. Can't tell the difference between horribly beating your child and giving him a spanking
A kid doesn't give half a shit if you make him sit in a corner for 5 minutes, he is just gonna sit there daydreaming until its over.
Corporal punishment doesn't automatically means the kid will be beaten senseless 24/7, just sayin'.
That just goes to show that people who argue against punishment for children don't understand what the actual punishment is.
Spanking your child doesn't mean getting a baseball bat and beating the shit out of them.