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And how do you know he wasn't subject to corporal punishment Carol? I'd be willing to bet that he was. Corporal punishment doesn't teach right from wrong, it teaches that violence is an acceptable way of dealing with problems.
There's been numerous studies that have shown that children who've been exposed to corporal punishment become violent themselves as adolescents and adults. This from the American Psychoanalytic Association;
Physical punishment is a serious public health problem in the United States, and it profoundly affects the mental health of children and the society in which we live. Studies show that approximately 65% of adults in the United States approve of physical punishment and about 50% of families use physical punishment to discipline children. Yet, research shows that physical punishment is associated with increases in delinquency, antisocial behavior, and aggression in children, and decreases in the quality of the parent-child relationship, children's mental health, and children's capacity to internalize socially acceptable behavior. Adults who have been subjected to physical punishment as children are more likely to abuse their own child or spouse and to manifest criminal behavior (Gershoff 2008).
Spanking is a euphemism for hitting. One is not permitted to hit one's spouse or a stranger; such actions are defined as the crime of assault. Nor should one be permitted to hit a small and more vulnerable child. Hitting a child elicits precisely the feelings one does not want to generate in a child: distress, anger, fear, shame, and disgust. Studies show that children who are hit identify with the aggressor and are more likely to become hitters themselves, that is, bullies and future abusers of their own children and partners. They tend to learn to use violent behavior as a way to deal with stress and interpersonal disputes
Thank goodness you're no longer in the classroom Carol (if you ever were) no child should be entrusted to anyone as ignorant as you.
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