Corporal Punishment infliction on children is a very controversial topic. There are many advantages and disadvantages to corporal punishment as well. Slapping, spanking and paddling are examples of positive infliction because it is not harmful to the child just as long as they are light. These types of physical inflictions are just to cause fear to the child so they won’t make their mistakes again.
Taking away free time for recess is positive punishment because no physical harm is being done to the child. I don’t think it is appropriate for teachers to take that freedom away from their students. If the child is acting up, the parents should be informed and they are the ones who should be punishing the child. Parents and the family are responsible for the child, not the teacher in school.
Disadvantages are being abusive because some parents go the extreme to hurt their child. In this situation, the child isn’t learning their lesson they are just being harmed which is not making anything better. I do not agree with the bible on corporal punishment. In order for a child to behave, it is not necessary to harm them with a rod because that is dehumanizing. Instruments should not be used to punish a child, taking a little freedom away will teach them their lesson.
The Ingraham v. Wright case is barbaric. No school should have the right to paddle a child to the point where they had to be hospitalized. Physical punishment should be up to the parents, not teachers. Teachers are only responsible for the child on school grounds. As of 2009, twenty two states still have corporal punishment is still legal which is uncivilized.
Non-physical forms of punishment is fair because the child will understand if he/she is talked to and understands what they did was wrong. If the child does make the same mistakes, then a spank on the behind is suitable. Families and schools who go to the extreme to hurt the child such as kicking, grabbing and dragging...
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