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Is hitting an appropriate punishment for a misbehaving child?

Everyone has different views and ideals when it comes to parenting. Many parents disagree on whether or not it’s okay to spank a child in punishment for bad behavior.

 

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Recently, the issue of hitting children was brought to court in Long Island. The court ruled on the side of a father who spanked his son for cursing at someone, saying that that the action was ‘a reasonable use of force.’

Many parents argue that a light spank is appropriate punishment for a child who is acting up. Others feel that the act of spanking a child, regardless of how hard or soft the hit is, is abuse and should not be done.

This ruling could set standards for future lawsuits.

Do you think it’s okay to spank a child for misbehaving?

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