Many of you have probably asked this question. Is it okay to spank your child? Personally, I never have questioned it. Absolutely, I believe in spanking.
There is much debate today about whether you should or not. Bottom line: you have to do what you are comfortable with. You are the only one who has to live with the decisions you make.
Is it Okay to Spank?
You have probably heard many people state that spanking is against the law. This is not true. The law has placed guidelines on spanking to ensure children are not abused. Currently, all states allow parents to spank their children. You can look here to see exactly what your state has to say.
So let’s define spanking, also called corporal punishment. It is a discipline method in which a person inflicts pain on a child without inflicting injury and with the intent to modify the child’s behavior.
Pretty simple to understand I think. Courts have decided that parents have a constitutional right to raise their children as they see fit, including using whatever method of discipline they think is best. Whether by statute or by legal opinion, states permit parents to use physical discipline against their children as long as it is done in moderation and does not cause injury.
Spanking is a disciplinary measure, not child abuse. And it is my right as it is yours. Know your rights in all things. Go online or go to the library. Educate yourself. Popular opinion is not fact.
This is what I believe. Decide what you believe and then stand behind it.
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