Downsizing a child adversely affects the trust of a child for parents and guardians. Spanking only emerges from frustration in most situations, so kids seem to lose faith each time. As a result, most kids grow up with a similar attitude where whenever they are upset they appear to react by hitting. The debate as to whether a child’s spanking is right or wrong draws various views as supporters consider the act fair and proper, especially in instilling discipline. The opposite side of why spanking your kid is wrong is discussed in this article.
Spanking is important if adults are to monitor children. Unlike those people who deem spanking to instill fear in children, it is true that a child only comprehends fear and not values such as respect (“Evidence Favoring the Use of Disciplinary Spanking”). Therefore, trying to explain and even make a child understand and distinguish between the right and wrong is considered a waste of time. The primary mission is developing or having all-round children. Children are expected to gain maturity and be able to understand the reasons for various acts when they grow up and not when they are still young and immature.
While spanking may be unacceptable for many parents, it is one of the best approaches to making children comprehend fear towards doing the right. Similar parental discipline such as “saucing” may receive critical reactions but they are acceptable. For instance, in the case of Jessica Beagley who had been sentenced to an approximately 3-year jail term and a fine of 2,500 dollars, she received a vocal minority support regardless of the critical reactions and the penalty and judgment later suspended.
To sum up, simple spanking, as opposed to severe beatings, is a must in the development of a child. Spanking has never killed any child but rather promote better attitude and life skills, which are vital in distinguishing between the right and wrong in the society.
“Evidence Favoring the Use of Disciplinary Spanking”. Goodparent.org, 2017. Accessed on April 17, 2017.