The Long Term Effects Of Spanking Essay

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Growing up as children, from a very early stage in life we are taught by our parents and guardians to follow the simple rules set in the family setting as well as being respectful to everyone. As a child if one misbehaved or failed to live by the code of conduct, they ought to be disciplined in order to get back on track. Discipline simply meant to impart knowledge and skills. Many times however, discipline is mistaken for punishment and control and this poses a great challenge to parents on effective methods of instilling discipline in their children from one stage of life to the next for instance; how parents ought to discipline older children varies from the way they are required to handle toddlers. According to Park(2010) spanking has serious long term effects on a child.I agree with this argument drawn from conclusions in her article “The Long-Term Effects of Spanking”.The main conflict in this article is that although spanking is an effective way to instill discipline it has serious negative effects. I therefore agree with this conclusion.According to (Waters, 2016) new research studies done show that spanking and other forms of corporal punishment such as hitting to cause pain has very serious and long-term effects on the child. It is with this idea in mind that I will develop a thesis in agreement with the conclusions drawn from an article “The Long-Term Effects of Spanking” by Alice Park. The main objective of this study paper is to identify the negative effects…

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