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Bennett1 Hannah Bennett Professor Bloomberg English 1213 19 April 2017 Spanking Spanking your children, harmful or helpful? Spanking has been a controversial topic since the Biblical days. Over the decades, people have been in debate about whether or not spanking children is or is not cruel and unusual, or a proper way to discipline. Which then brings to light how the parents who choose to spank should face jail time if spanking is done to the point of abuse? Are other discipline actions offered besides spanking or do parents continue to discipline with what consequences thought to be necessary? In the article titled “Disciplinary Spanking Should Be Banned,” the author Nadine Block argues that the punishment of spanking is unjust. Block believes that spanking children should be considered child abuse. Another perspective on this controversy, are the parents who are arguing that spanking is not abuse. In the article Spanking Is Not Child Abuse, the author Okey Chigbo states, “although parents do not enjoy spanking their children, sometimes it’s the only effective approach.” Although there are two very different viewpoints to this disciplinary action, there are luckily many other solutions to the spanking dilemma. Not everyone sees eye to eye, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the action of spanking or not spanking to discipline your children is the right or wrong choice. If both sides are willing to step down from their pedestals and meet each other with open minds, then a solution may be possible.
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  • Spring '12
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  • Corporal punishment in the home, School corporal punishment, Okey Chigbo, Nadine Block

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