Comparison and Contrast Discipline

Comparison and Contrast Discipline - Discipline or Abuse 1...

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Discipline or Abuse 1 Comparison and Contrast Discipline or Abuse Carl R. Foster June 23, 2009 Barbara Murray University of Phoenix
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Discipline or Abuse 2 Compare and Contrast Discipline or Abuse The chosen subject to compare and contrast is Discipline or Abuse. What is discipline and what is considered abuse. The types of discipline that can be used without being considered abuse, The realm of public opinion will be explored with a wide array of perceptions as discussed in the paper; “Discipline and Development: A Meta-Analysis of Public Perceptions of Parenting, Parents, Child Development and Child Abuse.” Meg Bostrom, Public Knowledge, LLC; May, 2003. The view the public holds on parental responsibility indicates that parents are doing a worse job of parenting than past generations, and the lack of parental supervision is a more serious than drugs, divorce or inadequate schools. With the rise of the two income family there has been a decline in the two parent family. Accordingly, the perception of that one parent should remain at home to look after them is still quite prevalent in public perception. “Developmentally inappropriate expectations of children may influence how parents choose to discipline and may undermine policies, programs and activities.” (Discipline and Development p.3) A further element of a cultural context is the term “child abuse” which suggests extreme physical harm. People struggle with where the line is between “discipline” and “abuse.” Physical punishments are not necessarily abusive, depending on the age of the
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