Physical punishment is an acceptable way to discipline children

Physical punishment is an acceptable way to discipline children

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COM 204 Advocacy and Argument Kelebit Technology Park Malaysia College Amanda Libbie Kelebit Lecturer Miss Hamidah COM 204 30 th May 2010 Physical punishment is an acceptable way to discipline children Based on this statement, I strongly agree with it. This is because of some reason that I found in my research. Children are those who we considered as young human being which under the age of full physical development usually under the age of 16. The context of physical in this research means in which that something relating to body as opposed to mind. And the word punishment means the action of punishing or the penalty imposed for an offence. So, generally, this motion states that, children should be getting the punishment if they do something wrong to discipline them through physical action such as spanking and others. In which way does this idea of punishing will discipline them? Points such as preventing bad behaviour, children become more matured and avoid mental disorder will strongly support the reason why physical punishment is an acceptable way to discipline children. First of all, what is discipline? As we all know, discipline regard as a big issue in every aspect of life, because without it, things will become terrible and worse. We need discipline in schools, offices; highway, playground and even eating consumption also require discipline. According to online dictionary, discipline means a process of training that expected to produce a specific character or pattern of behaviours; especially training that 1
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COM 204 Advocacy and Argument Kelebit produces moral or mental improvement. In other words, children whose have discipline obey the rules and have self-control toward the authority. So, in become discipline, any mistakes or wrong behaviour that had occur should be punish so that these children would not repeat the same mistakes again and again. Besides, children can learn how to solve their problems directly and become more matured because they would not want to be punished either by parents or teachers. But there is a big difference between disciplining and abusing. As long as the authority taking the right path to discipline children, nobody would be hurt. It would be appropriate for me to highlight before begin, that, corporal punishment and physical punishment is the same focus. Corporal punishment is the deliberate infliction of pain intended as correction or punishment. First approach on physical punishment is preventing bad behaviour. Bad behaviour of children will be easy to prevent if we allow physical punishment toward these children. This common physical punishment is spanking. Usually spanking punishment toward children is spanking their hand. This common method is used in school in order to discipline children especially those who are naughty and did not submit their homework. For example, in
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