Corporal punishment is defined as the use of physical force towards a child for the purpose of control and/or correction, and as a disciplinary penalty inflicted on the body with the intention of causing some degree of pain or discomfort, however mild. Punishment of this nature is referred to in several ways, for example: hitting, smacking, spanking, and belting. Although most forms of corporal punishment involve hitting children with a hand or an implement (such as a belt or wooden spoon), other forms of corporal punishment include: kicking, shaking, biting and forcing a child to stay in uncomfortable positions. The desired outcome of physical punishment is child compliance with adult directives.
No child should be hit! There are better and fairer ways to discipline your child without using physical force and emotional blackmail. We don't want the children to grow up with fear towards their parents!
Why spanking is bad for the children and their parents?http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/parenting/discipline-behavior/spanking/10-reasons-not-hit-your-child
Here is also a link about how spanking affects the children. Read what children says about spanking.
A link on how to discipline your children in a humane and better way.
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