Essay about Spanking A Child Is Illegal

983 Words Mar 31st, 2016 4 Pages
In many parts of the country, spanking a child is illegal. Children learn through parental display. In this way, physical discipline gives them the feeling that hitting is an acceptable approach to express their emotions and tackle issues. “If children do not observe a parent solving problems in a creative and humane way, it can be difficult for them to learn to do this themselves, thus perpetuating the cycle of anger and aggression (Mindful Journeys).” A child that is physically punished gets distracted with thoughts of discontent and retaliation. They are also denied the chance to learn better ways to handle current situations in addition to future circumstances.
Physical discipline gives the dangerous and unreasonable message that it is alright to hurt another person if they are powerless or littler than you are. The child then believes that it is appropriate to abuse smaller children. As the child begins to grow into an adult, he/she will feel little sympathy for those less privileged than they’re, and be intimidated by individuals who are more influential. This will prevent the foundation of meaningful connections so crucial to a satisfying life. Discipline tampers with the relationship between an adult and a child because it 's not human nature to feel devoted towards somebody who harms you. “Punishment, even when it appears to work can produce only superficially good behavior based on fear, which can only take place until the child is old enough to resist…

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