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is it illegal 4 parents 2 spank their chilren??

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:07 PM on Jul. 1, 2008 in General Parenting

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  • No. It is illegal to beat a child or to abuse a child but not to spank.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 4:16 PM on Jul. 1, 2008

  • There is a BIG difference in spanking and abusing a child(a lot of people will not agree with that statement). Using belts, switches,sticks, anything like that is abuse. Now if a child is being spanked, it turns into abuse when they are spanked on the head , arms,stomach etc.Check the link below

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:18 PM on Jul. 1, 2008

  • Absolutely not. It is illegal however, to spank your children when it causes bruises lasting more than 48 hours,.

    Answer by Hezekiahs_mom at 4:18 PM on Jul. 1, 2008

  • It's not illegal to disipline your child by spanking. There are lines to it. Just like Hezekiahs_mom says, if you give your kid bruises...that is wrong. But you would have had to hit them pretty hard for that to happen. I personally don't believe in physical disipline, but for some kids, that is the only way they learn.

    Answer by CsetLaVie at 4:36 PM on Jul. 1, 2008

  • A man was recently arrested in my community when a Judge saw him spank his child while at the courthouse. So look up the State Statutes for your state and read the definition of Abuse. It might include spanking. You can also call the child abuse hotline in your state and ask them. When it comes to spanking it always gets sticky. How hard is too hard? How strong are you and how tiny is the child? Sometimes ppl don't know their own strength and if compounded by anger or alcohol, etc the child could be receiving way too much pain for the offense. Plus, what does it actually teach the child? I have done it but I didn't like doing it. I tried other methods before I would even think of resorting to spanking.

    Answer by admckenzie at 5:41 PM on Jul. 1, 2008

  • In Illinois is it legal to use corporal punishment (spanking) so long as your child does not have bruises or require medical treatment afterwards. Check with the state laws in which you live. Sadly schools teach kids how to dial the DCF # themselves and kids think any kind of punishment is abust today.

    Answer by vbruno at 5:45 PM on Jul. 1, 2008

  • Spanking: Risks and Legal Concerns - Fathers -
    Is it legal spank you child? Currently, it is not against the law to spank your child in any of the 50 states in this country. Recently, spanking was back ... -

    Answer by vbruno at 5:47 PM on Jul. 1, 2008

  • yes, but with your hand and not a belt or any object of that nature...and not continuously..If one or two swats do not take care of the issues try other routes.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:55 PM on Jul. 1, 2008

  • i dont think so inless you do it to hard or bad

    Answer by Patience1 at 6:04 PM on Jul. 1, 2008

  • As far as I know, it's open hand only on the buttocks.

    Answer by Triessence at 6:34 PM on Jul. 1, 2008

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