Spanking, defined as the use of physical force in punishing children, takes many forms such as canning, belting or smacking. It has however received opposition from humanitarians and activists. However, research in different countries on parent’s perception of the same has yielded surprising results with the majority arguing that sometimes it is necessary to spank the children. The most notable countries have been the US, China, India, and Europe, US parents leading with 70 percent in agreement.
International bodies such as AACAP and the APA have issued a complete banning of the act. However, some within the bodies have agreed to this form of discipline arguing that it is benefiting. This claim has however yielded inconclusive results. …show more content…
Researchers from the Tulane University reached to a conclusion after researches that children who are spanked at the age of 3 turn out to be more aggressive at the age of 5 as compared to those who did not get spanked.
• Physical has no positive impact in the long-run.
Dr. Sandra Graham-Bermann believes that spanking can stop the problematic behavior for some time but that is because the child is afraid at that time. In the long run, behavior of the child will only get worse.
Sarah Kovac, from CNN, wrote on the study of corporal punishment, she said, “The sad irony is that the more you physically punish your kids for their lack of self-control, the less they have. They learn how to be controlled by external forces (parents, teachers, bosses), but when the boss isn't looking, then what?"
Physical punishment promotes the young ones to continue this bizarre cycle of abuse
A study by the Child Abuse and Neglect, published in 2011, confirmed with research that children who are subjected to physical punishment are more likely to use the same course of action to solve their problems as compared to those who were not subjected to physical