is it child abuse my husband thinks it is
Answer by aliceryannesmom at 6:31 PM on Sep. 11, 2010
Answer by momofonelilguy at 5:49 PM on Sep. 11, 2010
Answer by CafeMochaMom1 at 5:50 PM on Sep. 11, 2010
Answer by MyAngel003 at 5:52 PM on Sep. 11, 2010
It's not defined as child abuse in the US. It is defined as child abuse in some other countries and is illegal. Teachers and other school authorities can spank in most states. Other people spanking your child or you spanking someone else's child (even with their permission) may be assult or violate other laws.
It isn't effective parenting. It doesn't stop bad behavior and it doesn't teach good behavior. Psychologists know it doesn't work. The most effective form of parenting is called authoritative.
Answer by Gailll at 5:53 PM on Sep. 11, 2010
Answer by OliviasMommy614 at 5:58 PM on Sep. 11, 2010
Answer by BridgetC140 at 5:59 PM on Sep. 11, 2010
Not all cultures spank. Remember if we are talking about anglo ancestors they were often religious fanatics, misfits, criminals, or other people trying to escape Europe. We know that about Australia but most Americans don't think of the US as being that way. They weren't the best of people and there were child abusers. There has always been problems with child abuse in the US. There are interesting studies about how cultures treat their babies and young and what kind of people they are in general - peaceful or warlike, selfless or self-centered, ect.
Answer by Gailll at 6:01 PM on Sep. 11, 2010