Corporal punishment a failing education approach

Corporalpunishment: a failing education approach


Thedetrimental effects of corporal punishment are more than benefitshence corporal punishment should be banned.


Corporalpunishment helps parents to address their children’s behavior(Mortorano 490) and to exercise authority over their children(Hick-Pass 70). Therefore, most of the parents support corporalpunishment making it legal in some of the states (Clay para12).Conversely, corporal punishment has adverse effects on the child.Other than physical pain, it affects the psychological and emotionalhealth of a child. Thus, corporal punishment leads to fear, anxietyand depression. Children who are spanked by their parents lackconfidence in the self and are likely to stay in isolation (Schrockpara5). Therefore, when they grow up, they may be adamant abouttalking to strangers and making new friends. Moreover, the childrenwho are punished using corporal methods are more susceptible tocognitive development impairment, aggression, and behavioralproblems. Corporal punishment makes children grow up in violence.Therefore, they are likely to take up violent behaviors in theirfuture relationships because they think violence is normal (Simons640). Some of the parents can use excessive force leading to thedeath of their children. Moreover, some people can use corporalpunishment to commit child abuse. Consequently, corporal punishmenthas to be outlawed to ensure the health of the children


Throughthe research process, I learned that a researcher is usually exposedto numerous sources of information. Consequently, the researcher hasto analyze the sources first to determine their authenticity prior totheir use. Additionally, as a write, one has to plan first bygrouping information together. Furthermore, in order to come up witha complete view of a topic, it is important analyze both sides of thecoin. For instance, even though my argument opposed corporalpunishment, I had also to consider its benefits. Through thebenefits, I was able to create an argument.


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Schrock,Karen. “ShouldParents Spank Their Kids?”ScientificAmerican.Scientific American, Jan8, 2009. Web. 23 Apr. 2014

Mortorano,Nicole. &quotProtectingChildren`s Rights Inside Of The Schoolhouse Gates: Ending CorporalPunishment In Schools.&quot GeorgetownLaw Journal102.2 (2014): 481-518. AcademicSearch Premier.Web. 14 Mar. 2014.

Simons,Dominique A., and Sandy K. Wurtele. &quotRelationships BetweenParents` Use Of Corporal Punishment And Their Children`s EndorsementOf Spanking And Hitting Other Children.&quotChild Abuse &amp Neglect34.9 (2010): 639-646. SocialSciences Abstracts(H.W. Wilson). Web. 11 Mar. 2014.