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Statistics reveal that almost 90 percent of the parents support physical punishment. Smacking occurs when children are more than four years old (Dorpat, 2007). It has also been observed that physical punishment is widespread across poor families and minorities. Besides from corporal punishment, scolding, yelling and swearing have detrimental effects n children. This paper discusses two negative side effects of physical punishment among children.
One of the major effects of corporal punishment among children is the likelihood of children to develop antisocial behavior. This is one of the emotional and psychological effects of physical punishment (Saunders and Goddard, 2009). Physical punishment is based on aggression and this leads to violent behavior by both the parent and the child. The child could channel this aggression and violence to their classmates resulting into bullying and violence in school. Other forms of negative behavior such as stealing, cheating or lying can be observed from children who have a history of physical punishment (Dorpat, 2007). The intended effect of physical punishment is discipline that is reversed in the long- run. Spanking and smacking have proven to be ineffective methods of instilling positive behavior. In the worst cases, physical punishment leads to resentment, anger and esteem issues. Additionally, physical punishment instills fear in children and cannot appropriately express themselves.
Secondly, corporal punishments negatively impacts on how children relate with other individuals in society. Physical punishment instills fear especially in young children and some parents mistake this for respect. They end up eliminating any chances of establishing a positive and healthy relationship with their children (Saunders and Goddard, 2009). These children often rebel against their parents’ instructions and isolate themselves from the rest of the
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Hitting people is a violation of this right. Thus, for me, I am against the reinstitution of the corporal punishment. In Europe, any form of corporal punishment is abolished. This includes abolition in schools, other institutions and in penal system. The banning of this type of punishment has started in Sweden and has extended to different countries.
Use of corporal punishment to discipline a child is a wrong way of punishing a child because there are other effective ways of punishing a child. Use of corporal punishment is rooted in the society we live in passing the trend from one generation to another.
Physical Punishment and Mental Disorders. Looking at the methods used in this survey, the interview was conducted face to face and respondents were asked to report instances in their lifetime when they think they experienced physical punishment. And to ensure the data collected represented the general US population, statistical weights were applied whereby descriptive statistics were computed to get the social demographic distribution of the sample, then regression was used to establish the relationship between physical punishment without maltreatment and axis I and II mental disorders then Population attribute fractions were measured for each association that existed between physical punishm
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