If a child does something wrong, how do we as people correct it? In the United States, many families seem to think that spanking a child is the way to correct the misdemeanor that the child has committed. If a child bites another child, should the child get spanked? I believe that if a child does something that is known to be wrong, than the child should have some sort of punishment. If a parent does the spanking out of anger, instead of for the purpose of correcting, than I feel as if spanking should be allowed. I personally was spanked as a child, and I knew if I did something wrong I would get it from my mother. I eventually got to the point where when I talked back to my mother I knew I was getting my mouth smacked and feared talking back. These days kids say what they want to their parents and aren’t afraid of doing so. Respect has gone out of the window for most kids, and they don’t even care that they have disrespected their parent. They say what they want, how they want it, and when they want to say it, with no thought of having any consequences to their actions. My immediate thought is, if I said that to my mother, I wouldn’t be able to sit for days, and I learned my lesson quickly. I came from a low income family with my mother being a single parent of 3 children all within 4 years. A lot of publications state that spanking in low class creates a violent outcome in the children. My brother, sister, and myself all have come out to be highly respectable children and have families and children of our own. We all have come from low class to middle class families. The Daily mail reports:
“Young children who are smacked by their parents grow up to be happier and more successful than those who have never been hit, research claims. It found that children who are smacked before the age of six perform better at school when they are teenagers. They are also more likely to do voluntary work and to want to go to university than those who have never been...
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