Discipline And Corporal Punishment

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Discipline is defined as “using punishment to correct disobedience” and when obedience comes to thought, the mind will usually think of parents disciplining their children. However, is there a fine line between teaching children right from wrong to punishment? There are many factors that come into play when disciplining children, such as the severity of the bad behavior that child has done, so there is a grey area in using physical contact. This is where most people lie, such as me; they contemplate about how strict their discipline will be. However, every child is different in their way “enduring” discipline and punishment. Some are easier to teach, using only words can influence their behaviors, and others require physical contact to understand …show more content…
Some specific groups that are against corporal punishment are the Gundersen Health System, People Opposed to Paddling Students (POPS), and the American Psychological Association. In opposition to these groups, Republicans and Born-again Christians condone physical …show more content…
This association dictates that they do not excuse the use of physical punishment of children, even before the turn of the century. According to the American Psychological Association, “Therefore, be it resolved that the American Psychological Association opposes the use of corporal punishment in schools, juvenile facilities, child care nurseries, and all other institutions, public or private, where children are cared for or educated” (Conger, 1975). The APA believes that, similar to most of the groups that is in opposition of corporal punishment, children will imitate adults, and the use of punishment will likely train them to use physical violence rather than rational reasoning in aspects of their lives, especially when they have children. This organization is known for psychological knowledge and has researched the cerebral actions children make under this type of stress, and they state that it can mentally instill hostility and rage (Conger, 1975). All groups that are not in favor of corporal punishment all have the same opinion of these actions, and are rational in their

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