Is spanking a child considered discipline or child abuse?
That depends. If you hit for no reason itwould be abuse. But if the child is bad it is disipline.
Because society has changed (for the worse) and people's morals are decaying. Now, just to discipline your child, in a sincere and loving way, not abuse, is considered abuse. I believe that spanking your children not to abuse them but to discipline them is okay.
There has been controversy over how far a parent, teacher, coach, etc. can discipline a child without it being considered abuse. Obviously, a teacher using the f word with a student is abuse, but what about a parent spanking a child? How far can a parent go before it is child abuse? This makes the topic of child abuse controversial.
"Spanking" a child isn't considered Corporal Punishment....in any State of the Union, a Parent has the right to discipline their child by Spanking them, this however, does not include abusive behavior.
Florida restricts all spanking as child abuse. Florida law states that any act that can physically or mentally hurt a child is considered child abuse and you can be charged with a felony for it.
No that is considered child abuse. Spanking is legal in the US though as long as it does not leave marks.
This article does not intend to either promote or discourage spanking, but rather is intended to give parents correct instruction on using non-abusive spanking in discipline. Spanking is a much-debated topic. Most child psychologists do not recommend spanking as a discipline method for children. However, other psychologists and many parents will tell you that a spanking given with fairness, love and care is an effective discipline technique. The decision as to the usefulness of spanking… Read More
if it is diciplenary by the child's parents yes(like spanking), but if it is parental abuse or abuse from any other person it is considered child abuse
Sometimes a child is brought up by an abusive parent. Then that child comes to believe that abuse in relationships is normal. If a child watches one parent in anger, strike the other, and he or she sees this happening many times, and the child also incurs the wrath of that parent or both parents and they strike the child in anger as a way to discipline. Then that child will most likely raise their… Read More
Yes, it is possible for a parent to be arrested on a charge of child abuse for spanking their child.
By law, hitting a child with an object such as a belt is considered whipping and thus is considered child abuse, which is illegal. Depending on the severity the sentence length and punishments differ, however, it is common for the child to be removed from their parent. So yes, spanking with a belt is illegal in Washington
In the United States, parents have the right to determine whether spaking is a proper form of punishment for their children, regardless of their sexual or religious practices. However, laws dictate that if the spanking leaves a mark, it may be called child abuse and could get the parent in trouble.
If you use a whip or a belt or stick it can be considered child abuse. Especially if it is bare but. But if you just do the dirty work with your hands it would be fine and it would not be child abuse. My guidance person told me this. -Tori Kovacevich
What is the difference between discipline and child abuse to children at age 12 is whooping your butt because you were disrespecting your parents child abuse or discipline?
If it is done out of love with the intention of leading the child in the right direction, it is discipline. If it is done out of anger or revenge, it is abuse.
It could be. The deciding factor is how it was done. If you use a belt or something beyond the flat of your hand and it is hard enough to leave welts/red marks on the child it is abuse. It is better to use another method to discipline a child. Time out is a good way and is not abusive. As a parent you are a role model for the child and need to think… Read More
NO! It's child abuse for which you can be arrested and your child removed from your custody.
If they are the ones doing the spanking (from permission of a parent) it is fine otherwise you probably don't want to watch the child being spanked First and foremost spanking is child abuse, There is no rationale for a child to be disciplined this way. Sitters should never, ever spank a child under any circumstances, It is child abuse.
It depends on the context and the child. In some cases, a slap could be considered spanking, and acceptable physical punishment. In other cases, a slap could fall outside the bounds of punishment and be considered abuse.
There are no specific laws concerning "spanking". However, any physical act either by use of an instrument or not that leaves bruises, abrasions, and so forth is considered physical abuse and if reported is subject to investigation by child protective services.
Yes, spanking is a correct form of discipline. Spanking means : the act of slapping on the buttocks, and is usually administered by a parent on their child when the child has behaved in an unruly manner that is undesirable by the parent. The parent then punishes the child by repeatedly smacking the child's bottom with their hand or another device (wooden spoon, paddle, strap, etc.) in a manner so that it is painful for… Read More
Answer: Absolutely not! You want your kids to be afraid of you? You have chosen the easy way out instead of talking to them. Bad parenting that is, and also using tools to hit them with is bordering on, if not already is, child abuse. You will get respect and have a better relationship with your child if you don't scare them into obeying you but rather take away something they like. The reward system… Read More
A parent has the right to discipline their child, which includes corporal punishment (spanking/hitting). A child, however, is legally protected from cruel and unusual punishment from the parent. Generally speaking, if the parent is leaving a serious bruise, the child is being subjected to excessive punishment that constitutes "child abuse". Any further specification is a personal opinion.
Spanking by parents is legal in every state. It is the most effective form of child discipline. It is an effective and appropriate punishment for younger children and teenagers alike.
The parent can stop hitting the child at any age. A parent is permitted to discipline a child by spanking until they reach the age of majority. If a parent hits the child outside of the discipline exception, it is battery. The line between battery and discipline is murky and varies by state.
What can be done to my child's mothers boyfriend for spanking or hitting your child with the mothers permission?
Try to stay calm and let the mother of your child know ( that is if your on good terms) to not let the boyfriend physically discipline your child. Express how spanking is not a healthy way of discipline in the first place. Elaborate on the effects of such behavior such as rebellion from the child, resentment toward the mother from the child for letting her boyfriend carry out these unsolicited and inappropriate acts of… Read More
Giving a child an "old-fashioned spanking" today could very well be considered child abuse, so be careful. However, it basically means a severe spanking which often includes being taken to a certain room or a woodshed, placing the child across your lap or across a piece of furniture and administering a series of hard smacks on their bottom with your hand or some other type of object (i.e.--a belt, strap, ruler, switch, etc.). The spanking… Read More
Spanking a child with anything else but an open hand on a padded butt is unacceptable and could be considered abuse. This would mean putting the child over your knee to spank and not twisting them around by the arms for fear of bruising the child or spraining an arm.
It is difficult to make child abuse illegal everywhere because some people do not understand there is a difference in discipline and hitting.
It is not illegal to spank a child in KY but it is illegal to abuse a child in all 50 states in the United States. The line between spanking and abuse can be determined on a case by case basis by a judge.
It depends on what you did and your age. It also depends on who is doing the spanking. I, personally, do not believe that anyone other than parents should spank a child. A good test of whether spanking would be effective would be to ask you which form of discipline you would choose if you could. If you say being grounded, chances are that you are still of an age where spanking would be effective… Read More
If your child goes to school and complains that they got a spanking and there is a mark on them what happens?
I don't know if you've already gotten your answer or not but this is what is likely to happen... The teacher will go to the principal who will inform the protection agency in your city. Police may be brought in and charges brought against you for abuse. Sadly you really have no rights as a parent to discipline your child in this manner.
Legal issues regarding child abuse generally revolve around what counts as child abuse and what doesn't. For example, some people consider spanking child abuse while others consider it an acceptable form of punishment. Constitutional protections of the parent-child relationship and privacy in the home must also be legally balanced with the welfare of the child.
Opinion: Spanking is widely considered appropriate until a certain age, this age is determined usually by the parent, and generally stops when the child becomes independent and understanding of right and wrong. Any other form of hitting is and always will be considered abuse. This form of abuse can be both mentally and physically abusive, because the child will assume that it is okay for this to happen because their parents are doing it, but… Read More
Child abuse is a epedemic
If you hit your child you totally lost the trust and relationship with your child. NO! do not hit your child ever..... i dont want to say you can't hit your child but i deffinitly dont want you to think it is okay to hit your child. hitting your child is basically child abuse and child abuse can cause worst case senareo that your child is taken and put into foster care. also, you would… Read More
You either spank you child or you don't. I personally don't belive in spanking. It is the lazy way for parents to discipline their kids. As a device to heighten sexual arousal in consenting adults however, it has it's place.
The physical striking of a child can be considered abuse. Ignoring a child is neglect, but if the child comes to harm while being ignored that can be considered abuse.
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).
When a child is spanked he/she is getting hit and that makes it abusive. The child learns that hitting is a solution to problems. There are other ways to displine a child.
Abuse does not include reasonable discipline by a parent/guardian/managing or possessory conservator if child not exposed to substantial risk of harm. Family Code Sec. 261.001. [Civil Code] Parent/stepparent/person standing in loco parentis to child is justified to use non-deadly force against a child under 18 when and to degree the actor reasonably believes necessary to discipline, or safeguard or promote child's welfare. Penal Sec. 9.61. [Criminal Code]
Spanking is abuse. If you have to use a belt. Its not abusive its just a way to get your childrens attention.
Although courts are reluctant to intervene in situations where parents use physical discipline there can still be grounds for abuse charges. Any intentional act taken by an adult against a child that leaves bruises, abrasions or other injuries constitutes child abuse regardless if such injuries are a result of parenting, relative, educator, etc. disciplinary action. I am a believer in spankings when all else fails, but NOT using a paddle, belt or any other object… Read More
This is a complex question. There is a distinction between child abuse and discipline, and each state defines it differently. There are clear cut cases: spanking a child on the butt for punishment is clearly legal, while punching the same child is clearly illegal. Outside of those clear distinctions, there is a broad amount of grey area that varies. Essentially, it depends on what you mean by "hit," how old the child is, and what… Read More
In the state of California child abuse is physical injury inflicted on a child that is not accidental. Child abuse in the state of California is also defined as endangering a child.
Spanking is legal and apparently the way this mother chose to discipline her son since she has given her boyfriend to do so. The only way to stop it is to speak to the mother but she might tell you off since people rarely like when people interfere in their child raising.
Well, technically if you are spanking a child, you are hitting them. But the term hitting just means physically smacking someone with your hand, or something else, in anger and in the spur of the moment. It is done much more coldly than a spanking. A spanking is a discipline, a punishment, and it is done much more lovingly, when the parent is in total control of mind and the intent is not to hurt… Read More
Legally it is child abuse. Spanking is legal but not so severe you are leaving marks. The most common problem with corporal punishment is a punisher who is expressing their own anger. Spanking should be used only for certain situations. If you cannot administer an appropriate spanking because of your anger then don't. Put them in a corner, send them to their room until you have it together. Then remind them of what boundary they… Read More
It is a certain field of study, such as the study of a specific martial art. It is also a structure of behavior, as in the military where there is strict discipline. It is also means the measures used to keep people in line, such as having to discipline a naughty child by a spanking.
Abuse of a child is never OK. discipline is one thing abuse is another.If you mean is it OK to hit a child then there are differing schools of thought on this. I personally don't think there is any real problem with giving a child a slap on the back side or on some part of the body where you are not going to cause lasting harm or bruising. However I also feel that if… Read More
Parents or another legal guardian of a child can use force up to, but not including death or child abuse to discipline a child
Hitting a child anywhere (except the buttocks in limited cases) is considered abuse.