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- 2008 United States Spanking allowed in all states; the line between permitted corporal punishment and what is legally defined as abuse varies by state and is not always clear (laws typically allow "reasonable force" and "non-excessive corporal punishment") Virginia Supreme Court: Excessive, unreasonable, or cruel punishment is unlawful. A parent has the right to administer such reasonable and timely punishment as may be necessary to correct faults in children. The right cannot be used as a cloak for the exercise of malevolence or the exhibition of uncontrolled passion on the part of the parent. Punishment must be within the bounds of moderation and reason and for the welfare of child, if due moderation is exceeded then parent is criminally liable. The age, size and conduct of child will be considered as well as the instrument used for punishment and the kind of marks or wounds inflicted on the child's body. Carpenter v. Commonwealth, 44 S.E.2d 419 (Va., 1947)
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yes it is. however it can vary from state to state for example: In California a parent can spank their child as long as they do not leave a mark. contact your local law enforc…ement.
If the child needs it.
Legal Or Not Legal To Spank A Child In West Virginia: West Virginia is one State that does not have a clearly defined spanking law and it's fuzzy at best to know if spa…nking is acceptable or not and the CRC is trying to put their agenda in. Since spanking without injury is not considered child abuse in West Virginia then the parents can decide what punishment (within reason) they can use on their children. These rules should be followed: * Generally all laws that are pro spanking states that a child from the age of 2 or less should not be spanked. * A parent should try all other methods of punishment and use spanking as a very last resort. * Children should not be spanked while standing up. * Children should not be twisted and pulled by any appendage to receive a spanking. * Children should not be spanked when one or both parents are enraged at their child and should 'cool off' before administering a spanking. * Razor straps, belts or any object by hand should not be administered as a spanking method to a child. * The position for spanking a child is taking them over your lap and bend their knees upward and use an open hand with one or two stern slaps on their buttocks, but not a pounding! There is a war going on amongst parents, Child Aid, some churches, to name a few are against spankings and all forms of spankings should be abolished, but some parents are fighting back because other disciplined are not working well for their children. More beatings or over disciplined a child is done by a good parent who has had enough and is at the end of their rope. However, it is a noted fact (study done by a group of psychologists) .. some for and some against spankings that children who are not disciplined at home in a correct manner (including spankings as a very last resort) are more likely to become uncontrollable during teen years, get into more trouble at school and some commit crimes. Some psychologists found that by spanking children as a last resort the children were less likely to get into trouble and they did better in education and melded better into the business world. The world is full of rules and it's up to a parent to teach their children that if they do something wrong they will be disciplined for it.
Assuming you're talking about parents spanking their child -- it's not illegal to spank your child, but it is illegal to abuse your child (they're different things).
Yes it is legal to spank a child.
no it is not legal because spanking your children is wrong and it hurts too
You are babysitting this weekend and the parents like the children to be spanked but how do you do it and what do you use?
You did it when the children misbehave and you use your hand, but not too hard.
Yes. It just depends on the severity of the spanking. If it's a ruthless and causes significant physical damage, then it is a crime. If you are 18 or older, then no. That wo…uld be physical abuse, maybe rape. Whether a parent or any other adult can legally use physical violence against a child is entirely dependent on the legislation in force where they live. Contact your local authorities to request information on this point.
Yes. Most states constitute corporal punishment when it comes to juveniles in the household. It becomes another issue when there are marks, bruises, etc left by the parent. … Who gives a shat?!?!
My guess is that it's one of the safest places to strike because it stings, but is highly unlikely to cause internal damage of any kind and will not easily bruise.
Opinion: Whatever your opinion is it works on some kids but some kids need a different punishment. Opinion: No, but only when they have done something really bad. Opinion:… The answer is yes. Kids today get away with way to much. There are never ever any consequences for any bad deed done so the deeds keep getting worse until the day they walk into a school and start blowing away everyone in sight. If you start spanking them, letting them know there are ramifications for bad deeds that involve more than simply yelling at them they may think twice before doing something stupid.
The legal basis varies by countries and states. In many US states, laws prohibit babysitters from using corporal punishment on children. In some, it would constitute abuse… even if condoned by the parents.
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Spanking of children is legal in NY State and most others. However, spanking that leaves a mark may be considered excessive and would not be considered legal. You should know… that there are more effective ways of disciplining a child that do not include corporal punishment (spanking). Check out 10 Reasons Not to Hit Your Child at LINK.
Five years old some people still spank their children even if their 18
yes if they want to and it works Only suitable for minors?: People used to think it was necessary to "spank" adult members of the community, military trainees, and prisone…rs. In some countries they still do. In our country, it is considered sexual battery if a person over the age of 18 is "spanked", but only if over the age of 18. For one thing, because the buttocks are so close to the sex organs, anal region, and so multiply linked to sexual nerve centers, striking them can trigger powerful and involuntary sexual stimulus in some people. There are numerous physiological ways in which it can be intentionally or unintentionally sexually abusive, but I won't list them all here. One can read the testimony, documentation, and educational resources available from the website of Parents and Teachers Against Violence In Education. Child bottom-battering vs. DISCIPLINE: Child bottom-battering (euphemistically labeled "spanking","swatting","switching","smacking", "paddling",or other cute-sounding names) for the purpose of gaining compliance is nothing more than an inherited bad habit. Its a good idea for people to take a look at what they are doing, and learn how to DISCIPLINE instead of hit. There are several reasons why child bottom-battering isn't a good idea. Here are some good, quick reads recommended by professionals: Plain Talk About Spanking by Jordan Riak, The Sexual Dangers of Spanking Children by Tom Johnson, NO VITAL ORGANS THERE, So They Say by Lesli Taylor M.D. and Adah Maurer Ph.D. Just a handful of those helping to raise awareness of why child bottom-slapping isn't a good idea: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Psychological Association, Center For Effective Discipline, Churches' Network For Non-Violence, Nobel Peace Prize recipient Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Parenting In Jesus' Footsteps, Global Initiative To End All Corporal Punishment of Children, United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. In 31 nations, child corporal punishment is prohibited by law (with more in process). In fact, the US was the only UN member that did not ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The US also has the highest incarceration rate in the world. The US states with the highest crime rates and the poorest academic performance are also the ones with the highest rates of child corporal punishment. There is simply no evidence to suggest that child bottom-battering instills virtue.
the more spankin the better