Taking the paddle or using your hand is spanking good for your children? Will it teach them their lesson or make them act out worse in other ways? These are just some of the questions I ask and this is a summary of a couple of my resources.
Experts: Spanking Harms Children, Especially Girls.
According to evidence and research spanking children, whether by using a belt or your hand can cause physical and mental harm when done by a parent, teacher, or any other authority figure. According to all of the studies so far males are spanked more than females. With females there is a worry about the sexual impact of it, when she is spanked by an adult male whoever he may be it trains the female to submit. When authority figures at school spank females it lines them up to be beaten by male figures in the future.
Spanking Children References 3
Corporal punishment is legal for certain reasons up to a specific age in 23 states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Wyoming. "One woman writes of her experience with paddling at a Florida high school in a letter posted on the Parents and Teachers Against Violence in Education Web site. She describes how she was made to bend over a male administrator's desk while wearing a miniskirt and was ordered to spread her legs further apart. While another male administrator watched, the paddler first caressed her buttocks with the paddle, then delivered three stinging whacks." ( Woman's eNews, 2006).
That woman never told a living soul about that day until she wrote that letter and let people know what was happening to their children. She feels like she was raped and she has every reason two and obviously it will affect her for the rest of her life. World Corporal...