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Tran 1 Thuan Tran Suna Ridouane English 1302 MW 12:30 9/25/13 Final Draft Child Abuse: Spanking Children from all around the U.S. witness and are victims of child abuse. But as generations have passed, the disciplinary actions and customs have evolved. For instance, old fashioned spankings for misbehavior is not always the primary action now. Parents now take away privileges from their children if they behave badly and fail academically. Child abuse is still in existence today, not as open as it used to be but more secluded in homes; it has improved along with different methods of discipline. And while some argue that discipline in a form of physical contact is not abuse, others argue against that and there should be no tolerance for child abuse. That good ol’ spankin’ still happens today and parents have no problem using that as a form of discipline. Many do not think that it is a bad thing and also know that fine line between beating and spanking. According to a columnist from The National Ledger, Debra Saunders, “[A] spanking ban would be difficult to enforce, and that parents know the difference between spanking and child abuse” (Line 8). She also mentions that the ban would be hard to enforce since parents believe that giving a spanking after their failed trials of other methods would be their last resort to discipline their child, “...I reject spanking Tran 2
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as a primary method of discipline... but I do not think that spanking, used rarely and judiciously, is abuse” (Chigbo, Par. 5). Spanking isn’t abusive if you do not use it to its advantage and freely and
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  • Summer '09
  • DUNELL
  • English, Physical abuse, Corporal punishment in the home, Thuan Tran

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