Parenting and Discipline: Common Response to Excessive Misbehavior Introduction Should parents be placed in jail for simply disciplining their children? Examining and analyzing this issue indicates that physical discipline of children by parents is a common response to excessive misbehavior, and generally consists of the use of spanking in the case of younger children or the use of limited physical punishment in order to discipline older children who have engaged in unacceptably aggressive behavior. Child abuse laws have been passed in order to provide legal remedies to excessive physical punishment of children by parents, but these laws are often misinterpreted or are applied unfairly against parents who are simply disciplining their...The end:
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