* 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)
Yes it is legal to spank a child.
It is legal as you are going to spank gently with no intention of harming the 3 year old. um if there was that'd be weird. You can't give them timeouts til after they are two. You can only spank your own children, if you spank others, that is just wrong
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).
no it is not legal because spanking your children is wrong and it hurts too
If the child needs it.
Spanking your children is legal in all 50 states. BUT in 29 states it is illegal for teachers/principals to spank your kids.
the more spankin the better
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.
No, parents may discipline their children as long as they do not injure them.
thats where parents spank so much
Of course. Parents can spank their children and still love them.