Spanking is a common form of corporal punishmentinvolving the act of striking the buttocks of another person to cause physical pain, generally with an open hand. More severe forms of spanking, such as switching, paddlingbeltingcaningwhippingand birchinginvolve the use of an object instead of a hand. Parents commonly spank children or adolescents in response to undesired behavior.
By Ave Mince-Didier. Standing on the sidewalk with your three-year-old, she pulls away from you and starts running toward a busy street. To her, it is a game, but to you, it is a life-threatening situation.
To spank or not to spank? This age-old parenting question elicits fierce debate among parents, psychologists and pediatricians. Surveys suggest that nearly half of U.
In the dark excesses of anger and rage, it can be called child abuse. Following recent movements against child abuse, the controversy over spanking has resurfaced along with a bill--now awaiting action from Gov. George Deukmejian--which would outlaw corporal punishment in California public schools.
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In an ideal world, spanking would never happen. However, some parents feel that on rare occasions it may be necessary to smack their child's bottom. This article does not intend to either promote or discourage spanking, but rather is intended to give parents the facts, and when necessary, the correct instruction on how to spank your child in the safest way.
Image by WAA via Stocksy. Inarchaeologist Carlo Maurilio Lerici descended into tombs in the old town of Tarquinia, a necropolis of the refined Etruscan civilization that inhabited ancient Italy from about BC until its assimilation into the Roman Republic in the late 4th century BC. Aside from bodies, he found countless badly damaged frescos depicting comical male boxers, sexualized female dancers, and most notably, in The Tomb of the Floggingsone in which an unclothed woman is bent over and holding the hips of a smiling bearded man while a young man whips her ass from behind—the first discovered example of erotic spanking.
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But should the punishment include spanking? As many parents can attest, few disciplinary measures stop a child from misbehaving as quickly as a swift smack or two on the bottom. But in a new study published in Pediatricsresearchers at Tulane University provide the strongest evidence yet that children's short-term response to spanking may make them act out more in the long run.
Spanking: It may seem old-school but this controversial punishment continues to make headlines. The short answer is yes. In all 50 states and the District of Columbia, you are not forbidden by law to use corporal punishment on your child as long as the form of punishment is reasonable and does not cause injury.