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Is it legal for parents to spank their children in Virginia?
- 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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Answer Any physical punishment by a parent or other person against a minor child by use of any implement that leaves bruises, abrasions or any injury is ab…use and the person(s) can face criminal charges. The exception is school districts where the state law all a corporeal punishment by means of a "paddle". Even in such cases, parents or concerned child protective agencies have been successful in civil litigation and criminal prosecution against the perpetrator.
Answer Only two states have legislated a specific age to leave a child home alone, Illinois and Maryland. Generally speaking, the child must be safe, must feel saf…e, and know how to take care of themselves in an emergency. Most places believe that 12 or 13 is okay to leave home alone for a couple of hours during daylight hours. Legal Age There are very few states in the U.S. with legal minimum ages for children home alone, but many state agencies have published guidelines. Georgia, Illiniois, Maryland and Oregon are a few of the states with specific ages mentioned in their laws. 12 years of age appears to be the most common recommendation. Below in Related Links is an article entitled Home Alone Children Legal Age Limits state by state comparison with references. One guideline from a California child welfare representative suggests that 8 year olds and over can be left at home for a brief amount of time(such as just after school). The most common statement is that a child's maturity should be the determining factor and not just age.
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.
In most states the leagal age is 18
confront one of your parents and tell them that instead of getting my phone,computer,tv ect. taken away can i just get a spanking instead i did this and they agreed
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.
There are no age restrictions in Virginia for motorcycle passengers. http://home.ama-cycle.org/amaccess/laws/result.asp?state=VA
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 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.
A divorce is the legal dissolution of a legal marriage. In some places there are laws that allow a minor to legally separate from the control of their parents. It is called em…ancipation. In most cases the minor has to be at least 16 and be able to show that they have the ability to take care of themselves both mentally and financially. About half the states have statutes that permit emancipation.
Fixes there atitude all the brats in my school have never been spanked Spanking children basically means to punish them and a way for them to listen to you. Not lik…e the child is doing homework and you spank them for not listening to you for what's for dinner. Like when they talk back, not listen when you are going over the rules for the household for the 20th time, or does something disrespectful to their peers, elders, teachers, and you! But don't punish them too badly!!!
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
A parent is the biological or legally adoptive mother or father. If you have lost custody of your child you are still the child's parent in that sense. If you have allowed you…r child to be legally adopted you may not be in their life but you are still their parent in that sense. In a legal sense you can no longer make any decisions for the child and have no parental rights.
Yell and scream and cry.That's what my friend's brother did.Make yourself look sorry and scared. Answer For parents, spanking is not the first choice. Most times if you are… able to conduct a reasonable discussion, it de-escalates the situation and the necessary change gets made. Have this talk while things are good and figure it out.