Should Parents Spank Children?


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Should Parents Spank Children?
The old parental idea of “Spare the rod and spoil the child” is no longer valid in the 21st Century. Not only is corporal punishment the wrong way for parents to assert their authority, but it is also demeaning to the relationship between parent and child. It is not even a question of inflicting unnecessary pain to remind the child to “never do that again!” It is a question, instead, of finding the means of mutual respect, of learning right from wrong, of obeying the law and of ability to deal with unexpected situations. We are living in a world of violence: wars against terrorists, countless hours of mayhem on television, in the movies and even on the streets that even young children may be exposed to....
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