Socialization

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Socialization

By | Feb. 2013
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Socialization: Should Parents Be Allowed To Hit Their Children However They Wish Social Democrats Point of View
Socialization is a process that human beings go through to learn culture and how to live in it (Fine & Shulman, 2003). This process involves a formal and informal training to learn the norms, values, and beliefs within that culture. The ideas of discipline within the family sphere of socialization divide political affiliates. Social democrats believe government does have a place in the family sphere when it comes to the vulnerability of children while conservatives believe the opposite. Social Democrats value equality and wish to ensure the rights of all groups involved, including children who cannot always protect themselves (Fine & Shulman, 2003). In other words government intervention is suggested even when the rights of families and the individual are in jeopardy to protect a greater right to not be beaten on and abused. The main problem in society is that the fine line between discipline and child abuse are not always clear. Social Democrats seek to protect children with government intrusion to ensure abuse is not even considerable. Ideally social democrats would like to have family experts enter into every home and teach the proper child rearing methods without corporal punishment. While the truth is that hitting children as a form of discipline can easily escalate into child abuse, social democrats don’t think hitting your children in all situation is safe whereas conservatives and libertarians will take the side that families are responsible for knowing the difference. Conservatives will even go as far to support corporal punishment in the home with religion and Proverbs 13:24, “he that spareth his rod hateth his son; but he that loveth him chastenth him daily.”

Throughout my upbringing I was spanked and sometimes beaten with odd objects to the point where I had welt marks, but I never bled. I take on many conservative views in...