This interpretation of the scriptures, however, has
been under attack as a result of overzealous spanking or flogging of children,
which is seen as nothing more than child abuse.|
To date Europe, Canada, Briton, and Asia has banned corporal punishment. Going back to 2003, some 28 States in The U.S had banned corporal punishment in schools. Those remaining are mainly in the southern states.
Parents, despite their best convictions can face criminal prosecution, for what they might consider the best discipline for their kids.
|Corporal Punishment and Children : Does it Work?
January 1, 2007 Commentary ArchivesDoes corporal punishment work? A plethora of Psychologist and children's organizations say no. We are all familiar with the expression "Spare the rod and spoil the child." This biblical passage has been interpreted by many religious organizations, churches, and parents to suggest that a good spanking is necessary for the proper rearing of children. After all, it say so in the Bible.
Some sees the administering of corporal punishment as retribution, frustration letting by adults, and among other things, corporal punishment has been linked to a kind of sexual perversion.There're two main facets to corporal punishment: a form of punishment in the school and in the home, and a form of punishment for committing crime. Our focused here is on children at school and in the home.
Corporal Punishment in Schools
As a matter of fact they're drowned out by the preponderance of notable organizations that opposes it.
There's the belief that while the practice may produce short-term results. In the long-term it increases the probability of violence, resentment, and a desire to strike back. But it does not, in their opinion, teach a child appropriate behavior.There're those who believe children that are spanked have, lower I.Q and grow up to be domestic abusers. It has even been suggested by a German psychologist that sadism and machosim develops from spanking of children. Sigmund Freud debunked this notion.
Corporal Punishment in the Caribbean
Does Corporal punishment work
Towards a Passive Johnny
The way we punish kids for infractions today, they're not likely to remember what they were punished for. Certainly, corporal punishment is not the only way to discipline a child, but measure for measure, it sinks in. We can all attest to the fact that there's is no punishment like that, that is predictable, swift, and unrelenting.They will remember the sting of the strap, and its association. Isn't this the purpose of discipline?
I suppose this conditioning of the mind is what much of the fuss is about. Coming from those who oppose any notion that there's benefit to corporal punishment.They have declared a war of passivity against Johnny, against teaching our male kids strength of character. Some where in all of this we've forgotten the importance of instilling a healthy fear of God and respect for authority in our children.
Are the much touted alternative forms of punishment really working? Look at what's going on in our schools. It is the teachers that are afraid of the students and the parents that have lost control of their children. Something isn't working.Stop hitting