What is Corporal Punishment? physical punishment, as flogging, inflicted on the body of oneconvicted of a crime: formerly included the death penalty,s e n t e n c i n g t o a t e r m o f y e a r s , e t c . Spanking, rapping on the head and slapping are forms ofcorporal punishment which we do not classify as abuse.There are two factors to be taken into consideration whendistinguishing between corporal punishment and physicalabuse: Intensity: the extent to which injuries have resultedfrom the use of violence. Intention: the extent to which thei n t e n t i o n i s t o t e a c h / d i s c i p l i n e .
What is Corporal Punishment (Cont.) Corporal punishment is just one of the wrongways to discipline a child. The aim is not tosubstitute corporal punishment withpsychological abuse but to discipline withoutusing violence. Many people have been submitted tocorporal punishment without beingtraumatized by it, however, the risk of itscausing emotional harm to children requiresus, as parents and as a society, to seekalternatives.
Types of Corporal Punishment parental or domestic corporal punishment:within the family—typically, childrenpunished by parents or guardians school corporal punishment: within schools,when students are punished by teachers orschool administrators judicial corporal punishment: as part of acriminal sentence ordered by a court of law.Closely related is prison corporalpunishment, ordered either directly by theprison authorities or by a visiting court .
Factors to Consider says, only hit with an open hand reason being you can neverjudge how hard you are actually hitting the child. No physical punishment should every leave more then atemporary redness. Another very important thing to Remember to NEVER hit achild in the face it can cause vision or hearing impairment ifthey move at the wrong time. The only places appropriate to hit are the buttocks, hand, orleg. One other issue he strongly enforces is to NEVERspank a child more then once, and if they are under the age of 2, never spank them at all. (Schmitt 2012) thereare other parenting skills to use other than spanking.
Effects of Punishment Struggle in school Cause the child to fight Makes them think the only way to handlethings is with violence Marriage problems Health issues such as depression experiences of depression were linked to anincreased probability of subsequentlyphysically assaulting ones partner.
Other Parenting Strategies Times out are a proper way to enforcepositive out comes Giving responsibility making them feel likethey are depended on Making sure the child knows who is incharge and there is a boundary. Holding a close relationship to avoid issues. Letting them know you’re their for them toreach out to.
Referrences http://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Corporal_punishment.html http://www.unicef.org/lac/spbarbados/Implementation/CP/Global/Educate_donthit_SaveManual.pdf Schmitt, B. D. (2012). Spanking. CRS -Pediatric Advisor, 1 Straus, M. (n.d). Corporal punishment ofadolescents by parents: A risk factor in theepidemiology of depression, suicide, alcoholabuse, child abuse, and wife beating. vol. 29,no. 115 (Fall 1994), p. 543-561