Spanking Essay

935 WordsOct 2, 20114 Pages
Alexandria Cartagena English M01 Teacher Name 30 August 2011 Child abuse laws are getting stricter over time and parents are changing the way they punish their children. Nowadays new parents are given the advice “spare the rod and spoil the child”, which is the not the best advice. With parents using that as their guide, they are raising a generation of spoiled-brats .There needs to be more of a punishment for children. There should be no reason to spoil your child, unless the child deserves a reward for outstanding behavior. Spanking is the best and most effective way to punish a misbehaving child. Most people ask: Why is spanking more efficient? , What are the ages where it is okay to spank your child? and lastly; what are the steps to take before a child is spanked? In today’s society it is becoming more and more taboo to punish your child with a spanking. The law in California states: "Child abuse is a physical injury which is inflicted by other than accidental means on a child by another person. ... It does not include spanking that is reasonable and age appropriate and does not expose the child to risk of serious injury." So if California Law states that it is okay to spank your child, why do people still find it so taboo? The answer is simple parents are trying too hard to be the child’s best friend instead of acting like the parent. It seems now that the parents is being run by the child because the parents only wants the “best” for their child; meaning that they will bend over backwards to please them. The solution to this problem is simple associate bad behavior with some sort of punishment; the punishment that gets the best result is a spanking. It is highly important that one understands what a spanking is according to Merriam Webster’s online dictionary: “to strike especially on the buttocks with the open hand”. This means that no object

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