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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 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).


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I am in the state of Michigan, and I spank my children. It is legal, as long as it is not abusive.


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thats where parents spank so much


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Of course. Parents can spank their children and still love them.


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